biergarten

noun bier·gar·ten \ ˈbir-ˌgär-tᵊn , -dᵊn \

Definition of biergarten

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 Down2003
  • 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 AlmondMy Life In Heavy Metal: Stories2003
  • … Main Street filled up with gift shops and German restaurants and biergartens
  • Wine Spectator15 June 2005

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

First Known Use of biergarten

1839

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up biergarten? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to beat or defeat soundly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Test Your Emoji Exceptionalism

  • test-your-emoji-exceptionalism-written-with-a-lot-of-emoji
  • What is this emoji intended to represent: 🤳
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!