hostelry

noun hos·tel·ry \ ˈhä-stᵊl-rē \

Definition of hostelry

plural hostelries
: inn, hotel

Examples of hostelry in a Sentence

  1. the grande dame of the city's hostelries, it has played host to presidents, kings, and Hollywood royalty

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First Known Use of hostelry

14th century

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Definition of hostelry for English Language Learners

  • : an inn, pub, or hotel


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