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noun, plural beer·hous·es [beer-hou-ziz] /ˈbɪərˌhaʊ zɪz/. British.
  1. an establishment licensed to serve only liquors fermented from malt, as beer, ale, or the like.
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Origin of beerhouse

First recorded in 1485–95; beer + house
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for beerhouse

Historical Examples

  • I heard of one beerhouse, the owner of which had only drawn ls.

    Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine

    Edwin Waugh

  • A tall stripling of a Moravian youth, meagre as a sign-post, was the beerhouse Ganymede.

  • He invites him to a beerhouse to learn his drinking habits and reports favorably upon them.

  • I hired a horse at a livery-stable at Walsall, and had him kept in readiness in the back yard of a beerhouse.

    The Making Of A Novelist

    David Christie Murray

  • Next day he met Titoff's Russian friend in the German beerhouse, according to plan; and so to the hiding-place.