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WORD ORIGIN

"cheap night club," by 1898, Southern U.S., of unknown origin. As a type of music played in that sort of low saloon, it is attested from 1921.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HONKY TONK

tavern

nounbusiness establishment for serving drink, food
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.