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saloon keeper

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noun
  1. a person who owns or operates a saloon.

Origin of saloon keeper

First recorded in 1840–50
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  • They were men who had come into the camp with the rush, and were anxious to keep in with the saloon-keeper.

    The Golden Woman

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • And his demand was not intended for the saloon-keeper alone.

    The Golden Woman

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • At night he used to empty all the liquor out of the bag and sell it to a saloon-keeper.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • It invested the saloon-keeper, in Presley's imagination, with all the dignity of the tragedy.

    The Octopus

    Frank Norris

  • The saloon-keeper had just opened his place and was standing in his doorway, smoking his pipe.

    The Octopus

    Frank Norris