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    The "Magic Mike XXL" Cast Tries To Define Strip Club Slang

    What's a vulture?

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    With today marking the official release of Magic Mike XXL, we decided to test the men of the movie on their strip club slang. We admit, the game was tough. Channing Tatum and tWitch played against Matt Bomer and Donald Glover to see who could define the most words or phrases explained around the web — terms that may be uncommon, but certainly do exist. So buckle up for Stripper Slang 101.

    First term: to chum the waters. What does it mean?! Channing's definition was so off-topic that points for creativity should've been given.

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    Impressive, but not exactly.

    Matt and Donald went with a teamwork-style approach in their attempt to define the phrase.

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    According to one website, no.

    TO CHUM THE WATERS: The strategy of tipping generously to receive more attention from dancers for the rest of the evening.

    Up next was the term rock. The boys shot back quickly, providing these logical answers.

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    Surprisingly, not correct.

    Again, M and D were in this together. Matt was extremely determined to nail this question.

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    Wait for it...

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    CORRECT!

    A ROCK: A customer who nurses their drinks, doesn’t tip dancers on stage, and doesn’t get lap dances. Also referred to as a "gawker."

    The term peeler is sometimes used in the strip club world, but Channing decided to take a more literal route.

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    Such a fun fact, but no.

    Matt's guess was sort of amazing.

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    Amazing, but not exactly right.

    A PEELER: Another term for a stripper.

    Explain what the term RIL is.

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    LOOOOOOOOOVE LUNCH, but no.

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    Unfortunately not. Some use the word RIL in a much different way.

    RIL: A Regular in Love. A customer who is in love with a particular dancer.

    What's a vulture?

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    Yes, the dead. NO! We're talking humans here.

    This duo was on fire. Their guess was nearly spot-on.

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    CORRECT! Sort of, according to one site.

    A VULTURE: A stripper who hovers near the door of a strip club waiting to pounce on new arrivals.

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    As bad as this term sounds, it's actually quite appropriate. What does a beater refer to?

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    One would think, but no.

    Matt and Donald had the right idea going, only the complete opposite.

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    Close, but no cigar!

    A BEATER: A dancer on stage who can’t keep time to the music.

    OK, guys, this is a toughie (as if the others weren't): What is an ATF?

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    Yes, but not in this case.

    Matt and Donald, take a guess.

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    No bueno.

    ATF: Stands for all-time favorite, meaning a customer’s preferred dancer.

    Time for the final question. While the definition of hot seat seemed simple, Channing veered off track (pun intended).

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    Literally, yes. But in this case, no.

    Matt was really carrying his team along. He got their third answer right, winning it all.

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    CORRECT! Somewhat, according to one article.

    HOT SEAT: When a customer sits in a chair on stage and receives a dancer's affections.

    Channing said it was a car's butt warmers.

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    Watch highlights from our interview in the video below:

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    Make sure to check out Magic Mike XXL in theaters now.

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