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[grog-shop] /ˈgrɒgˌʃɒp/
noun, British.
a saloon or barroom, especially a cheap one.
Origin of grogshop
First recorded in 1765-75; grog + shop Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He has been drinking hard in that Greek's or Italian's grog-shop for three days.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • He had shuffled off the grog-shop, and fluttered into one of the brightest of Cleveland hotels.

    Three People Pansy
  • She spends her time between the poor-house and the grog-shop.

    Rutledge Miriam Coles Harris
  • As I was coming home I passed the grog-shop I spoke to you about.

  • Close by Notre Dame, I passed a grog-shop with this sign, verbatim.

  • And all corners in the tenement districts are grog-shop corners.

    The Children of the Poor Jacob A. Riis
  • He took off the belt at once, flung it down, and staggered away back to his grog-shop.

    The Coxswain's Bride R.M. Ballantyne
  • “It is the hardest work I ever put my hand to, and not a grog-shop in the place,” interposed Yawl.

    Mr. Fortescue

    William Westall
  • So long as I remained here, I could not turn a corner in your streets without passing a grog-shop.

    Select Temperance Tracts American Tract Society
  • I took him back into the grog-shop and bought him rum, taking a very little myself, with a great deal of blackstrap and water.

    Vandemark's Folly Herbert Quick
British Dictionary definitions for grog-shop


(rare) a drinking place, esp one of disreputable character
(Austral & NZ, informal) a shop where liquor can be bought for drinking off the premises
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