hostelry

[hos-tl-ree]

noun, plural hos·tel·ries.

an inn or hotel.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. hostel,
  2. hostel school,
  3. hosteler,
  4. hosteller,
  5. hostelling,
  6. hostess,
  7. hostess gown,
  8. hostie,
  9. hostile,
  10. hostile fire

Origin of hostelry

1350–1400; Middle English hostelrye, variant of hostelerie < Middle French. See hostel, -ry

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British Dictionary definitions for hostelry

hostelry

noun plural -ries

archaic, or facetious an inn
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Word Origin and History for hostelry

hostelry

n.

late 14c. (as a surname from early 14c.), from Old French hostelerie "house, guest-house; kitchen; hospice, almshouse" (12c., Modern French hôtellerie), from hostel (see host). Lost, then revived 19c.

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