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public house

public house

noun

Definition of PUBLIC HOUSE

1
:  inn, hostelry
2
chiefly British :  a licensed saloon or bar

Examples of PUBLIC HOUSE

  1. <took lodging at a cheap public house in a seedy part of town>
  2. <visited a public house in London that has been welcoming customers since the time of Charles Dickens>

First Known Use of PUBLIC HOUSE

1658

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