pub

[ puhb ]
/ pʌb /

noun

a bar or tavern.

Origin of pub

First recorded in 1855–60; short for public house

Definition for pub (2 of 2)

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British Dictionary definitions for pub (1 of 2)

pub

/ (pʌb) /

noun

Formal name: public house mainly British a building with a bar and one or more public rooms licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drink, often also providing light meals
Australian and NZ a hotel

verb pubs, pubbing or pubbed

(intr) informal to visit a pub or pubs (esp in the phrase go pubbing)

British Dictionary definitions for pub (2 of 2)

pub.


abbreviation for

public
publication
published
publisher
publishing
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Word Origin and History for pub

pub


n.

1859, slang shortening of public house (see public (adj.)), which originally meant "any building open to the public" (1570s), then "inn that provides food and is licensed to sell ale, wine, and spirits" (1660s), and finally "tavern" (1768). Pub crawl first attested 1910 in British slang.

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