- British. a tavern.
- an inn or hostelry.
Origin of public house
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Historical Examples of public house
He was lying in the hedge by the public-house, three sheets in the wind.The Manxman
No doubt she was still the widow's right hand in the public-house.
His mind wandered off again to Prince Radziwil and to that day in the public-house.
There is no public-house in the place, and little temptation of any kind.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland
Daniel Turner Holmes
There was a great lath of a fellow who kept the "Star and Garter" public-house.Recollections
David Christie Murray
- British the formal name for pub
- US and Canadian an inn, tavern, or small hotel