roadhouse

noun road·house \ ˈrōd-ˌhau̇s \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of roadhouse

: an inn or tavern usually outside city limits providing liquor and usually meals, dancing, and often gambling

Examples of roadhouse in a Sentence

  1. stopped at a roadhouse for some drinks and a little line dancing

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First Known Use of roadhouse

1857

roadhouse Synonyms

Synonyms
bistro, boîte, cabaret, café (also cafe), club, nightspot, nitery (also niterie), nightclub, supper club
Related Words
a-go-go, disco, discotheque (or discothéque); barroom, pub [chiefly British], public house [chiefly British], saloon, tavern; clip joint [slang], dive, honky-tonk, key club, speakeasy; canteen, watering hole, watering place

ROADHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

roadhouse

noun

Definition of roadhouse for English Language Learners

  • : a restaurant or bar that is on a main road outside a city or town



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