watering hole

noun

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 And, of course, with regular gatherings of the homies at the ol’ watering hole. Author: Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, "I had a great friend group before the pandemic. After a year in isolation, I wonder if any of it will be left.," 28 Feb. 2021 The Brookline Irish pub is a beloved neighborhood watering hole, known for unpretentious, hearty meals and live music. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Border Cafe, The People’s Republik joins list of Boston-area restaurants to close amid COVID-19," 3 Sep. 2020 The wonderful Steve Buscemi wrote, directed, and starred in this 1996 drama about a cast of characters at an average watering hole. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now," 16 Jan. 2021 The bar owner Already well known around town after years of playing bass in Romantica, Eleganza!, Kruddler and other bands, Zaccardi became even more of a local institution after buying the West Bank watering hole Palmer’s Bar in 2018. Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune, "Musicians plugged into George Floyd protests share their perspectives and hope," 13 June 2020 Instead, the moment unfolds in a mall, the watering hole of suburban adolescents; specifically, the Northridge Fashion Center (standing in for the film’s Indiana setting), with an escalator that leads to an eye-catching fountain. Los Angeles Times, "In Netflix’s ‘The Prom,’ Andrew Rannells asks evangelicals to love thy gay neighbor," 11 Dec. 2020 The Sunday before the flight, the pilot and his wife, Glennis, visited the local watering hole, Pancho's Fly Inn, and then decided to take a late-night horseback ride. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Chuck Yeager, test pilot who broke sound barrier, dies at 97," 8 Dec. 2020 An 80-foot, guests-only pool echoes the city’s popular watering hole, Barton Springs; tiered limestone beds planted with bald cypress and Mexican sycamores evoke Austin’s green belt and the surrounding hill country. Stirling Kelso, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hotel Magdalena: First In," 16 Nov. 2020 The ramshackle watering hole sits on a spit of sand way down in the southeastern corner of Baldwin County. al, "Hit by Hurricane Sally, Pirates Cove is almost ready for the riff raff," 19 Nov. 2020

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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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“Watering hole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watering%20hole. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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watering hole

noun

English Language Learners Definition of watering hole

humorous : a place (such as a bar) where people gather to drink

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