- A market where meat is sold.
- Slang An establishment, such as a nightclub, where one looks for a sexual partner.
- Slang A location or circumstance, such as an audition, where people are viewed as commodities.
(plural meat markets)
The term meat market was coined in the 1950s. Sex has been likened to meat since as early as the 16th century with such references to it as "have a jumble in the giblets" and "have a bit of mutton", not to mention "carnal relations."