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[dram-shop] /ˈdræmˌʃɒp/
bar; barroom; saloon.
Origin of dramshop
First recorded in 1715-25; dram + shop Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • From an unfinished house on the Varvarka, the ground floor of which was a dramshop, came drunken shouts and songs.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • “To-day each man is struggling to get at the pharaoh, as he might at the keeper of a dramshop,” muttered the adjutant.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • The tavern of sixty years ago, besides answering the purposes of the modern hotel, was the dramshop of the frontier.

  • Another time, but that was when he was barely seventeen years of age, he fought in the dramshop with soldiers on furlough.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • In the dramshop, too, Repa was first in everything: he loved sivuha; and he was quick at fighting when he had drunk anything.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz

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