bier·​gar·​ten ˈbir-ˌgär-tᵊn How to pronounce biergarten (audio)
plural biergartens
: beer garden
The cabbie drops us at a massive old aristocratic house that's been a biergarten for 200 years. … Five acres of outside picnic tables sit filled with exactly four customers.Mancow Muller et al., Dad, Dames, Demons, and a Dwarf: My Trip Down, 2003
The club is in the historic district, miles from the biergartens where their comrades fill themselves with liters of pale pilsner and oily sausage …Steve Almond, My Life In Heavy Metal: Stories, 2003
… Main Street filled up with gift shops and German restaurants and biergartensWine Spectator, 15 June 2005

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of biergarten was in 1839

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“Biergarten.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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