barroom

[ bahr-room, -roo m ]
/ ˈbɑrˌrum, -ˌrʊm /

noun

an establishment or room with a bar for the serving of alcoholic beverages.

Nearby words

  1. barrister and solicitor,
  2. barristerial,
  3. barro,
  4. barron,
  5. barron, clarence walker,
  6. barros,
  7. barros, joão de,
  8. barrow,
  9. barrow boy,
  10. barrow pit

Origin of barroom

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

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British Dictionary definitions for barroom

barroom

/ (ˈbɑːˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

noun

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

barroom

n.

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

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