[ grog-shop ]
/ ˈgrɒgˌʃɒp /
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a saloon or barroom, especially a cheap one.
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How to use grogshop in a sentence
A back room in a slum grog shop: dingy, dirty, reeking with stale tobacco, steeped in fumes of vilest liquor.Pippin; A Wandering Flame|Laura E. Richards
Then, at midnight, all to bed, except those foolish revellers who have stayed too late at the “grog shop”.History of Australia and New Zealand|Alexander Sutherland
The interior was for the main part a grog shop, with a combined sleeping and cooking room attached at the rear.The Awakening of the Desert|Julius C. Birge
On landing, he was prevailed upon to go to a grog shop and dance house before making his purchase.The Shellback's Progress|Walter Runciman
We trudged along without a word, till suddenly Mr. Svensen hauled up at a grog-shop, the bar of which was crowded with sea-farers.The Log of a Sea-Waif|Frank T. Bullen
British Dictionary definitions for grogshop
/ (ˈɡrɒɡˌʃɒp) /
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
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