noun, plural grog·ger·ies.

a slightly disreputable barroom.

Origin of groggery

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25; grog + -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for groggery

Historical Examples of groggery

  • There is no tavern and no groggery; but there is a chapel and a schoolhouse.

  • The groggery was filled with men when he arrived, and in the number he found safety.

    Down the Slope

    James Otis

  • No sooner had she a groggery "to her fortune" than her hand was sought by a legion of admirers.

    Disturbed Ireland

    Bernard H. Becker

  • The keeper of a groggery in New York happened one day to break one of his tumblers.

  • He never drank his dram in a groggery nor discussed the affairs of the day upon the public highway.

    Old Judge Priest

    Irvin S. Cobb