Origin of pub
Definition for pub (2 of 2)
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|Marlow Stern|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|James Kirchick|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He shrugged his shoulders, which were cloaked in a large Scottish flag, and headed back to the pub.
There was also a skittle alley attached to the pub and no charge was made for the use of it.The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|Robert Tressell
One of the chaps brought some beer and whisky from the pub, and we had a quiet little time in my room.Joe Wilson and His Mates|Henry Lawson
By the help of Home and some of his friends M. was enabled to pub.
He was the greatest orator whom America has produced, and has a place in literature by virtue of his pub.
"They'd go round selling stuff if there was anybody to buy—hang round the pub all day, and yet had stuff to sell," Watty murmured.The Black Opal|Katharine Susannah Prichard
British Dictionary definitions for pub (1 of 2)
verb pubs, pubbing or pubbed
British Dictionary definitions for pub (2 of 2)
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.