- bar; barroom; saloon.
Origin of dramshop
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Examples from the Web for dramshop
From an unfinished house on the Varvarka, the ground floor of which was a dramshop, came drunken shouts and songs.War and Peace
“To-day each man is struggling to get at the pharaoh, as he might at the keeper of a dramshop,” muttered the adjutant.The Pharaoh and the Priest
The tavern of sixty years ago, besides answering the purposes of the modern hotel, was the dramshop of the frontier.
Another time, but that was when he was barely seventeen years of age, he fought in the dramshop with soldiers on furlough.
In the dramshop, too, Repa was first in everything: he loved sivuha; and he was quick at fighting when he had drunk anything.