noun tav·ern \ˈta-vərn\

: a place where alcoholic drinks are served

: a building that provides lodging and food for people who are traveling

Full Definition of TAVERN

:  an establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold to be drunk on the premises
:  inn

Examples of TAVERN

  1. <a seedy section of the city's waterfront that was rife with cheap taverns, tattoo parlors, and run-down flophouses>
  2. <a colonial-era tavern that has been serving weary travelers for two and a half centuries>

Origin of TAVERN

Middle English taverne, from Anglo-French, from Latin taberna hut, shop
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with TAVERN


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