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Leafy Kid

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Japan, Japanese
I found this sentence in the explanation about a restaurant.
"It's divey but popular."
Though I checked several dictionaries trying to figure out the meaning of the word "divey", I couldn't find such a word. Or is it a misprint?
 
  • cycloneviv

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    English - Australia
    The writer has put -y onto the end of dive to make an adjective.

    Merriam-Webster gives as a definition of dive: 2: a shabby and disreputable establishment (as a bar or nightclub).

    You often here, at least in my neck of the woods, "It's a bit of a dive." Maybe we've just got a lot of disreputable establishments around here! :D
     
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