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hostelry

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noun hos·tel·ry \ˈhäs-təl-rē\

Simple Definition of hostelry

  • : an inn, pub, or hotel

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hostelry

plural

hostelries

  1. :  inn, hotel

Examples of hostelry in a sentence

  1. <the grande dame of the city's hostelries, it has played host to presidents, kings, and Hollywood royalty>



14th Century

First Known Use of hostelry

14th century


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