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barroom

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

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800; bar1 + room
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Examples from the Web for barroom

Historical Examples

  • Or else, in some barroom, a footfall from behind and a bullet through the back.

    Way of the Lawless

    Max Brand

  • Here I lived for weeks by myself, taking my meals in a barroom below.

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • It was so still in the barroom that one could have heard a match burn.

  • And it was only a barroom brawl, though Philip was not in it until the end, to be sure!

  • A need naturally developed for at least one feature of a hotel––a barroom.

    Nan of Music Mountain

    Frank H. Spearman


British Dictionary definitions for barroom

barroom

noun
  1. US a room or building where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
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Word Origin and History for barroom

n.

1797, from bar (n.2) + room (n.).

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