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[grog-uh-ree] /ˈgrɒg ə ri/
noun, plural groggeries.
a slightly disreputable barroom.
Origin of groggery
An Americanism dating back to 1815-25; grog + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There is no tavern and no groggery; but there is a chapel and a schoolhouse.

  • The groggery was filled with men when he arrived, and in the number he found safety.

    Down the Slope James Otis
  • No sooner had she a groggery "to her fortune" than her hand was sought by a legion of admirers.

    Disturbed Ireland Bernard H. Becker
  • The keeper of a groggery in New York happened one day to break one of his tumblers.

  • He never drank his dram in a groggery nor discussed the affairs of the day upon the public highway.

    Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb
  • Presently a burst of music issued from the groggery; a tap-tap-tap of feet in rhythm to the click of castanets.

    Port O' Gold

    Louis John Stellman
  • Gazing back, as I hastened, I saw her still there, leaning against the sheet-iron of the groggery and ostensibly weeping.

    Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin
  • Some are occupied as dwelling-places, and some are divided into a sort of store or groggery and living and sleeping rooms.

  • I was obliged to put up for the night in the groggery, and there I got an explanation of the comedy.

  • The lower room was occupied as a groggery and dance-hall, and was several feet below the level of the street.

    City Crimes Greenhorn

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