[ grog-shop ]

  1. a saloon or barroom, especially a cheap one.

Origin of grogshop

First recorded in 1765–75; grog + shop

Words Nearby grogshop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use grogshop in a sentence

  • 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
  • It was all sordid enough, and dirty—a typical frontier grogshop; but the thing of most interest to me was the proprietor.

    The Devil's Own | Randall Parrish
  • The fisherman in the jumper wavered to and fro between Christlove and the ancient grogshop.

    A Singular Life | Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • The half-cured drunkard remembered putting down his head, and starting for the nearest grogshop on a run, with a yell.

    A Singular Life | Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

British Dictionary definitions for grogshop


/ (ˈɡrɒɡˌʃɒp) /

  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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