- a bar or tavern.
Origin of pub
Examples from the Web for pub
And it is true that since Blair was in power the pub culture has taken a beating.
In doing so, he implied the obsolescence of that most embedded of British watering holes, the pub.
Following a conversation with Marsh, the two met at a pub in London.Eddie Redmayne’s Time Has Come: On His Heartrending Turn as Stephen Hawking and Benedict Bromance
November 3, 2014
Somehow, Spencer and some of his confrères managed to enter Hungary, and on Friday night they gathered at a pub.American Racist Richard Spencer Gets to Play the Martyr in Hungary
October 7, 2014
He shrugged his shoulders, which were cloaked in a large Scottish flag, and headed back to the pub.Scotland Says Resounding ‘No’ to Independence
September 19, 2014
There was a pub down the street, within fifty yards of the gate.The Secret Agent
Turn to the right, run three hundred yards, and there's a pub on the left.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
Darlin': Yer must set me up in a pub in Bristol—with brass beer-pulls.Wappin' Wharf
Charles S. Brooks
And, although none of us had any inclination to go into her father's pub.The Ebbing Of The Tide
I did ear some talk about it in a pub one night, Chipmunk admitted.The Rough Road
William John Locke
- 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
- (intr) informal to visit a pub or pubs (esp in the phrase go pubbing)
Word Origin and History for pub
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.