- a slightly disreputable barroom.
Origin of groggery
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Examples from the Web for groggery
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
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.The American Joe Miller
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