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noun,plural road·hous·es [rohd-hou-ziz]. /ˈroʊdˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. an inn, dance hall, tavern, nightclub, etc., located on a highway, usually beyond city limits.

Origin of roadhouse

First recorded in 1855–60; road + house

Words Nearby roadhouse Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use roadhouse in a sentence

  • It was a roadhouse of some repute in 1820, and a famous meeting place for celebrities in the sporting world.

    Greenwich Village | Anna Alice Chapin
  • It too became a tavern, a pleasure resort, a "mead garden," a roadhouse—whatever you choose to call it.

    Greenwich Village | Anna Alice Chapin
  • No, he's going to start a roadhouse out on the almshouse drive in a few months; swell place, you know.

    Vandover and the Brute | Frank Norris
  • Watering his horse at a roadhouse, a little later on, he interested some loungers on the veranda.

    Bound to Succeed | Allen Chapman
  • I've found a new roadhouse in the country that's respectable enough to suit anybody.

    K | Mary Roberts Rinehart

British Dictionary definitions for roadhouse


/ (ˈrəʊdˌhaʊs) /

  1. a pub, restaurant, etc, that is situated at the side of a road, esp a country road

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