public house

public house


Definition of PUBLIC HOUSE

a place that provides rooms and usually a public dining room for overnight guests <took lodging at a cheap public house in a seedy part of town>
chiefly British  a place of business where alcoholic beverages are sold to be consumed on the premises <visited a public house in London that has been welcoming customers since the time of Charles Dickens>
Synonyms bar, café (also cafe), cantina [Southwest], dramshop, gin mill, grogshop [chiefly British], pub, public house [chiefly British], saloon, taproom, tavern, watering hole, watering place

March 06, 2015
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