roadhouse

noun
road·​house | \ ˈrōd-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce roadhouse (audio) \

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

stopped at a roadhouse for some drinks and a little line dancing
Recent Examples on the Web The Doobies grew out of the Bay Area biker scene at the Chateau Liberté, a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Santa Cruz Mountains with a loyal clientele of Hells Angels. Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 Along the way, La Leona — a solitary roadhouse on the edge of National Route 40 — was the only sign of civilization. Mark Johanson, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2022 Last Resort is a restaurant and bar chain known for its rowdy roadhouse atmosphere and intentionally obnoxious staff. Kathy Jumper, al, 17 Apr. 2022 The Whites first established a roadhouse at Ladd’s Station on the western coast of the Upper Cook Inlet about two miles from Tyonek. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Mar. 2022 Then there was the man who had parked his motor home 50 yards behind the roadhouse. Michael E. Miller, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Sep. 2021 But that wasn’t Old West enough for Sam Chappat, who converted it into a log cabin-style roadhouse in the early 1930s. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Feb. 2022 Then there was the man who had parked his motor home 50 yards behind the roadhouse. Michael E. Miller, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Sep. 2021 Then there was the man who had parked his motor home 50 yards behind the roadhouse. Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of roadhouse

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of roadhouse was in 1857

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Last Updated

19 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Roadhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roadhouse. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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