bar·​room ˈbär-ˌrüm How to pronounce barroom (audio)
: a room or establishment whose main feature is a bar for the sale of liquor : bar entry 1 sense 5b
a barroom brawl

Example Sentences

a barroom long popular with working folks looking for a place to unwind at the end of the day
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Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barroom was in 1742

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Cite this Entry

“Barroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


bar·​room ˈbär-ˌrüm How to pronounce barroom (audio)
: a place of business for the sale of alcoholic drinks

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