Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

barrelhouse

play
noun bar·rel·house \-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of barrelhouse

  1. 1 :  a cheap drinking and usually dancing establishment

  2. 2 :  a strident, uninhibited, and forcefully rhythmic style of jazz or blues



1883

First Known Use of barrelhouse

1883


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up barrelhouse? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret group of plotters

Get Word of the Day daily email!