- na cheap, dirty cinema. Originally the term usually referred to the front-stalls section and the 'pit' in front of the screen. Before World War II, in the case of rural cinemas especially, the term was often a literal description.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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fleapit — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a dingy, dirty place, especially a run down cinema … English terms dictionary
fleapit — [flē′pit΄] n. Informal a public place, esp. a hotel or theater, that is cheap, run down, inferior, etc … English World dictionary
fleapit — UK [ˈfliːˌpɪt] / US [ˈflɪˌpɪt] noun [countable] Word forms fleapit : singular fleapit plural fleapits British informal an old dirty cinema … English dictionary
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