nineteenth hole

noun Informal.

the clubhouse or any other place where golfers gather after play to relax, talk, or have a drink.

Origin of nineteenth hole

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for nineteenth hole

nineteenth hole


golf slang the bar in a golf clubhouse

Word Origin for nineteenth hole

C20: from its being the next objective after a standard 18-hole round
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