What does barbary coast mean?

barbary coast meaning in General Dictionary

a part of a city that is notorious for betting dens and brothels and saloons and riotous night life (especially the waterfront of san francisco bay area after the gold-rush of 1849)

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  • the Mediterranean coastline of north Africa which was well-known for its Moorish pirates

Sentence Examples with the word barbary coast

Lastly there are the recent elevations of the northern coastal regions, the Barbary coast and along the east coast.

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