- a saloon or barroom, especially a cheap one.
Origin of grogshop
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Examples from the Web for grog-shop
He has been drinking hard in that Greek's or Italian's grog-shop for three days.Lord Jim
He had shuffled off the grog-shop, and fluttered into one of the brightest of Cleveland hotels.Three People
She spends her time between the poor-house and the grog-shop.Rutledge
Miriam Coles Harris
As I was coming home I passed the grog-shop I spoke to you about.
Close by Notre Dame, I passed a grog-shop with this sign, verbatim.
- rare a drinking place, esp one of disreputable character
- Australian and NZ informal a shop where liquor can be bought for drinking off the premises