public house


British. a tavern.
an inn or hostelry.

Origin of public house

First recorded in 1565–75

Synonyms for public house

See hotel. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for public house

bar, hostelry, inn, pub, saloon, tavern

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British Dictionary definitions for public house

public house


British the formal name for pub
US and Canadian an inn, tavern, or small hotel
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