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 When a barroom fight spilled over to a logging operation, a rival nearly drowned him between millpond logs. Star Tribune, "The larger-than-life story of Finnish immigrant Matt Reed," 1 May 2021 There will undoubtedly be barroom and talk radio chatter from aggrieved fans who feel that their extra opponent was too difficult. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The NFL Expands Its Regular Season to 17 Games," 30 Mar. 2021 Despite having nearly killed a guy in a barroom brawl, Negan isn’t much of a fighter of the undead — poor Lucille has to drag her meds outside and save him from a zombie dance partner. Richard Rys, Vulture, "The Walking Dead Season-Finale Recap: Jukebox Antihero," 4 Apr. 2021 Most of the barroom patrons shrugged off the commotion, but Bilderrain — pistol in hand — dutifully went out the swinging doors into the street. Los Angeles Times, "The racist massacre that killed 10% of L.A.’s Chinese population and brought shame to the city," 18 Mar. 2021 The shutdowns short-circuited the livelihoods of countless musicians, denying the main source of income from live concerts, barroom gigs, second line parades and more. Will Coviello,, "Year in Review: Making the best of 2020 - a hard year in entertainment," 28 Dec. 2020 On a recent Wednesday night, Pirogue’s Whiskey Bayou’s long barroom was barren. Will Coviello,, "Mixing it up: Bars adjust to changing reopening restrictions," 23 Nov. 2020 In 2015, he was sentenced to serve four months in jail for his part in a Wisconsin barroom stabbing. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, "'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond dies of cancer at 44," 1 Feb. 2021 Covid restrictions have forced him to step from behind the bar to usher guests through the narrow barroom to the rear patio. New York Times, "A New Orleans Mardi Gras With a Different Sort of Mask," 19 Jan. 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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10 May 2021

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“Barroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of barroom

: a place where alcoholic drinks are served

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