HyperDic: barbary_coast

English > 2 senses of the expression Barbary Coast:
NOUNlocationBarbary Coasta part of a city that is notorious for gambling dens and brothels and saloons and riotous night life (especially the waterfront of San Francisco after the gold rush of 1849)
locationBarbary Coastthe Mediterranean coast of northern Africa that was famous for its Moorish pirates
English > Barbary Coast: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA part of a city that is notorious for gambling dens and brothels and saloons and riotous night life (especially the waterfront of San Francisco after the gold rush of 1849).
Broadercity districtA district of a town or city
English > Barbary Coast: 2 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe Mediterranean coast of northern Africa that was famous for its Moorish pirates.
Instance ofseashore, coast, seacoast, sea-coastThe shore of a sea or ocean
Part ofBarbaryA region of northern Africa on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Gibraltar

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