bar·​room | \ˈbär-ˌrüm, -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, pub, saloon, tavern

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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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Since then, about the only gloves-off fighting many people have witnessed has consisted of barroom brawls. Washington Post, "Bare-knuckle boxing from a bygone era looks for a comeback," 1 June 2018 LeDuff's gonzo reporting is nothing if not braggadocious, intent on establishing the author's first-person street-and-barroom cred. Sam Quinones,, "A gonzo tour of what ails America," 29 June 2018 The acoustic melody swelled into a classic dusty barroom slow-dancer. Erik Ernst, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Blake Shelton may have gone Hollywood, but he shows at Summerfest that he's still country," 6 July 2018 The band's edgy blend of '70s rock and blues laced with face-melting guitars and the fiery dynamism of lead vocalist Wendy Case could rev up a barroom like no one else. Jeff Milo, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit music: The Paybacks make a comeback; Flint Eastwood playing at MOCAD," 28 June 2018 Don was taken to St. Vincent's to have his head stitched up, and according to the Post, the two barroom vigilantes were released on bail. Julia Ioffe, GQ, "The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr.," 21 June 2018 The singer and fiddler has been a barroom staple in Nashville, and a favorite of the town’s working musicians., "Album reviews: The Last Poets, Snail Mail, Joshua Hedley," 14 June 2018 But the dominant note is one of barroom familiarity with the heir to the throne. Charles Mcnulty,, "Tom Hanks, Hamish Linklater and a 'Henry IV' worthy of applause," 10 June 2018 By 2010, when Landon Donovan scored a last second goal to beat Algeria and send the U.S. team to the round of 16, packed American barrooms erupted and horns honked in the streets. Will Bunch,, "World Cup with no U.S. is a metaphor for what's wrong in America right now | Will Bunch," 12 June 2018

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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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