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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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
Recent Examples on the Web IPAs and lagers are everywhere, dominating liquor store shelves and restaurant and barroom taps. Gary Stoller, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Dodson, 31, of Jonesville, Kentucky, died during a barroom brawl on July 21, 2019, at Papa's Pub in Florence. Chris Mayhew, The Enquirer, 21 Aug. 2021 But the meeting place was a barroom, so there was that., 17 June 2021 This was the era of lawmen like Wyatt Earp and gunfighters like Doc Holliday, of gambling and shoot-outs and barroom brawls. Michael Holtz, The Atlantic, 14 June 2021 The survey of historians is useful not only as grist for a multitude of barroom debates, but as a window into how the reputations of historical figures can shift with the tides of contemporary thought. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2021 It’s like a barroom open-mic jam session, but outdoors and without the booze., 10 May 2021 Of course, the man and woman at the barroom table could be fakes, impersonators, but this was early for that. John Mcphee, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021 When a barroom fight spilled over to a logging operation, a rival nearly drowned him between millpond logs. Star Tribune, 1 May 2021

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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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19 Sep 2021

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“Barroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of barroom

: a place where alcoholic drinks are served : bar

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