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Definition of pub

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 chiefly British : public house sense 2
2 : an establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold and consumed

Definition of pub (Entry 2 of 2)

1 public
2 publication
3 publicity
4 published; publisher; publishing

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Synonyms for pub

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of pub in a Sentence

Noun We ate at a lot of good pubs on our trip to England last summer. coworkers enjoying the convivial atmosphere of the Irish pub
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And in a new comedy series from Peacock, a fictional London punk act called Lady Parts takes the stage for the first time in a neighborhood pub filled with Union Jacks and jeering white guys. Judy Berman, Time, 2 June 2021 While smaller than the Tempe location, fans can still expect an inviting brew pub with indoor and outdoor seating and full food menu. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 29 May 2021 Shelves lined with Hunter wellies in every size sit outside the entrance, just begging guests to grab a pair and get muddy on a walk past sheep, alpacas, and cottages to the adorable local pub. Nina Ruggiero, Travel + Leisure, 28 May 2021 The pedal pub has a tiki bar theme and thatch roof. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 19 May 2021 The pub has three bars and nine TVs to catch the game on. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 May 2021 The humble meal of fried fish and french fries can elicit images of the Oregon coast, an English pub or a family reunion. oregonlive, 17 May 2021 But a lot of drinks have to be downed to ensure that the average pub can stay open. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 15 May 2021 The pub seats about 50 people with seats at the bar being distanced and tables sitting relatively far apart. Hannah Reed,, 6 May 2021

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First Known Use of pub


1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jun 2021

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“Pub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pub

: a building or room especially in Britain or Ireland where alcoholic drinks and often food are served


\ ˈpəb How to pronounce pub (audio) \

Kids Definition of pub

: an establishment where alcoholic drinks are served

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