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 In the barroom, all the glasses, decanters and bottles were a mass of broken glass on the floor. Bill Van Niekerken,, "Cliff House: A century of photos of the many lives of an SF icon," 15 Sep. 2020 Whether in a barroom, a barn in New Jersey, or a globe-circling set of stadiums, Springsteen’s finest videos have celebrated his community of fans, and the potent mix of rock’n’roll and the warmth of the crowd. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Greatest Music Video Artists of All Time: Staff List," 27 Aug. 2020 Earle's first three records were released by Bloodshot Records, one of the drivers of the scene and inheritors to Steve Earle's 1980s blue-collar barroom country. oregonlive, "Justin Townes Earle, Americana singer-songwriter and son of Steve Earle, dies at 38," 24 Aug. 2020 Earle’s first three records were released by Bloodshot Records, one of the drivers of the scene and inheritors to Steve Earle’s 1980s blue-collar barroom country. Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, "Justin Townes Earle, Americana singer-songwriter and son of Steve Earle, dies at 38," 23 Aug. 2020 Warren Beatty plays Joe, an investigative reporter who serves as the era’s version of a private eye, adopting fake personas and getting in a barroom brawl with a cop who calls him a girl for having shaggy hair. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Political Noir for the Age of Assassination," 14 Aug. 2020 Traveling to Random Lake, Wisconsin, McCulla met with woodworkers who design and produce 80 percent of America’s barroom tap handles. Benjamin Rasmussen, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Schoolteacher Who Sparked America’s Craft Brew Revolution," 10 June 2020 At the same time, people were doing less boozing in barrooms and avoiding movie theaters. J.k. Dineen,, "Even before coronavirus forced shelter orders, US behavior changed dramatically," 21 Mar. 2020 Three volumes from authors steeped in the ways of the ballpark and the folklore of the game will surely spawn yet more hours of reflection and barroom debate. David M. Shribman, WSJ, "Spring Books: Baseball," 16 Apr. 2020

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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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18 Sep 2020

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“Barroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of barroom

: a place where alcoholic drinks are served

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