dram·​shop ˈdram-ˌshäp How to pronounce dramshop (audio)

Examples of dramshop in a Sentence

according to the state's dramshop laws, anyone who serves alcohol automatically incurs certain liabilities
Recent Examples on the Web From Boston and Salem to Amherst and Portland, Maine, whether the theme is 1920s flapper or 1990s Gothic, hidden dramshops have proliferated over the last several years, as cocktail culture chases the allure of secrecy. James Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1725, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dramshop was in 1725

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“Dramshop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dramshop. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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