- British (formerly) a small tavern or pub
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Examples from the Web for pothouse
The son of the Prussian, the Prussian, as the pothouse wits of Remilly had styled him!The Downfall
I am no conceited body; no newspaper Neddy; no pothouse witty person.The Romany Rye
As to Sunday museuming being an antidote to the pothouse—no.
The parsons he had spoken to were of one voice in objecting to the pothouse.
You know that I have been discussed by every pothouse villain in the land?The Day of Judgment</p>