Origin of grogshop

First recorded in 1765–75; grog + shop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for grogshop

Historical Examples of grogshop

  • Groups of men moved over from the grogshop to the chapel door.

    A Singular Life

    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

  • The police barrack at Ballinascarthy was once a grogshop, given by the landlord to a dairymaid who had been long in his service.

    Disturbed Ireland

    Bernard H. Becker

British Dictionary definitions for grogshop


  1. rare a drinking place, esp one of disreputable character
  2. Australian and NZ informal a shop where liquor can be bought for drinking off the premises
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