British (formerly) a small tavern or pub

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Examples from the Web for pothouse

Historical Examples of pothouse

  • The son of the Prussian, the Prussian, as the pothouse wits of Remilly had styled him!

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

  • I am no conceited body; no newspaper Neddy; no pothouse witty person.

    The Romany Rye

    George Borrow

  • As to Sunday museuming being an antidote to the pothouse—no.

  • The parsons he had spoken to were of one voice in objecting to the pothouse.

  • You know that I have been discussed by every pothouse villain in the land?

    The Day of Judgment

    Joseph Hocking