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Parf of speech: Noun, OED Year: 1896, OED Evaluation: slang

A meeting-place, bar, nightclub, etc., frequented by prostitutes or by people in search of casual sexual partners. In later use also: a dance, party, or sphere of activity, regarded as a ready source of casual sexual contact.

Speaker: By then li-- well we went to the bars a few times but it was kind-of um, how do I say this? Like a meat-market. Interviewer: Oh yeah? What's a meat-market? Speaker: Like a pick-up place, so I-mean if we were already going- if we were going-out with someone then it's not really a place that you'd prolly wanna go at the time, I guess. I-don't-know.
Place to pick up men/women