[ bahr-room, -room ]
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  1. an establishment or room with a bar for the serving of alcoholic beverages.

Origin of barroom

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800; bar1 + room

Words Nearby barroom Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use barroom in a sentence

  • In the barroom a slim, wiry man was looking out of the dirty window up the street at Cowan's saloon.

    Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up | Clarence Edward Mulford
  • Red and Lanky were emitting clouds of smoke from behind the store, immediately across the street from the barroom.

    Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up | Clarence Edward Mulford
  • Colonel Dade was seated in the barroom of Brown's Hotel early one morning, waiting for someone to come in and invite him to drink.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 1) | Henry Watterson

British Dictionary definitions for barroom


/ (ˈbɑːˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

  1. US a room or building where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter

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