What does "joints" mean here? How's different from "ice cream store" and "ice cream stop" or so on?
"Joints" is slang used in the US to describe a place or establishment, usually a restaurant or place for entertainment. It is more commonly used by older people. "Ice cream joint" means the same thing as "ice cream store," but not all stores can be joints. Ex: When I was in high school, I used to meet up every day with my friends at the local burger joint. Ex: This burger joint isn't bad!
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