watering hole


Definition of watering hole

2 : a place where people gather socially especially : watering place sense 3

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Examples of watering hole in a Sentence

supposedly, that Broadway hangout was the favorite watering hole for 1940s celebrities
Recent Examples on the Web Zuckerberg went so far as to scrap the big party he’s been known to throw at Whiskey Jacques, a watering hole down the road from the Sun Valley Lodge in nearby Ketchum. Jennifer Maas, Variety, 8 July 2022 Or head back to where your day started: The backroom of The Duchess is known by insiders as The Duke and turns into a local watering hole after sundown. Emily Wilson, Bon Appétit, 21 July 2022 Four years ago, Sill said, an ex-Marine opened fire at a local watering hole called the Borderline Bar and Grill, killing around a dozen people before killing himself. Corky Siemaszko, NBC News, 9 June 2022 The neighborhood bar was a reliable watering hole for Montrose residents, specifically on game days and big sporting events. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 6 July 2022 With its proximity to Rockefeller Center, Hurley's became quite the watering hole for NBC bigwigs including Johnny Carson, Jack Paar, and David Letterman during its prime. Meredith Lepore, Travel + Leisure, 24 Apr. 2022 Prior to the pandemic, the New Lighthouse Caffe in Fort Lauderdale was a popular watering hole for snowbirds who dropped in for lunch after strenuous mornings playing shuffleboard and tennis. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, 2 Nov. 2021 The bar developed a reputation for being a watering hole for an eclectic group of Dallas drinkers. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 30 Aug. 2021 On Wednesday, Esquire unveiled its 2022 roundup of the best bars in America and one Cincinnati watering hole made the list. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 15 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of watering hole

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of watering hole was in 1776

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6 Aug 2022

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“Watering hole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watering%20hole. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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