bar·​room | \ ˈbär-ˌrüm How to pronounce barroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m\

Definition of barroom

: a room or establishment whose main feature is a bar for the sale of liquor : bar entry 1 sense 5b a barroom brawl

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Synonyms for barroom


bar, café (also cafe), cantina [Southwest], dramshop, gin mill, grogshop [chiefly British], pub, public house [chiefly British], saloon, taproom, tavern, watering hole, watering place

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Examples of barroom in a Sentence

her mother didn't like her even to walk past the barroom because she was worried that there might be drunk people inside

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In November 2009, a judge concluded Williams, now 67, had nothing to do with a barroom robbery in Essex in 1997. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Hogan: Judges should decide how much to pay 5 wrongly incarcerated men," 4 Sep. 2019 Investigators also confirmed that suspect Robert Camou, 27, is the person seen in a barroom video rapping about killing and burying a woman the night after Amanda Custer disappeared, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Washington Post, "Probe of missing California woman focuses on gap in timeline," 9 Aug. 2019 That album, which likes its (part 1) predecessor, was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, and shows the barroom boogie band’s continued evolution into deeper rock and soul territory. Dan Deluca,, "Low Cut Connie get stinky at Union Transfer (in a good way)," 18 May 2018 In the winter between 10 to 15 audience members typically filled the barroom. Author: Kyle Clayton, Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s what it’s like to be a stand-up comedian in Anchorage," 24 Mar. 2017 Long known as a heavy drinker, Mr. Torn was arrested several times for drunken driving and got into barroom fights well into his 70s. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Rip Torn, volatile actor who gained comic renown on ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ dies at 88," 11 July 2019 Wearing the flashy, sporty clothes of a barroom bantam (Alice Tavener did the costumes), Mr. Battiste finds the cancerous, painful insecurity within Walter’s strutting exhibitionism. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Burns With New Fire," 1 July 2019 The barroom anthem arrives at one of the busiest times of Brooks’ career. Melinda Newman, Billboard, "Garth Brooks on Blake Shelton Duet, Touring Stadiums & Having 'The Best Time of My Life': Exclusive," 17 June 2019 As more breweries open in Louisiana, however, it's become harder for new ones to find a place on shelves and barroom taps., "Louisiana craft brewers tap into competition, slowing sales," 16 June 2019

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First Known Use of barroom

1742, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barroom was in 1742

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English Language Learners Definition of barroom

: a place where alcoholic drinks are served

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