Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A market where meat is sold.
  • n. Slang An establishment, such as a nightclub, where one looks for a sexual partner.
  • n. Slang A location or circumstance, such as an audition, where people are viewed as commodities.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A market where meat is sold.
  • n. A place where one goes for a casual sexual encounter, such as a bar (establishment) or night club.
  • n. A place or situation plentiful in men, especially beefcake.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a shop in which meat and poultry (and sometimes fish) are sold

Etymologies

The term meat market was coined in the 1950s. Sex has been likened to meat since as early as the 16th century with such references to it as "have a jumble in the giblets" and "have a bit of mutton", not to mention "carnal relations." (Wiktionary)

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