Definition of tied house
1 British : a business house that is under contract to buy of a particular firm; especially : a public house rented from or mortgaged to a brewery with or through whom the local proprietor is pledged to do all his liquor buying
2 British : tied cottage
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up tied house? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).