[ tap-hous ]
/ ˈtæpˌhaʊs /

noun, plural tap·hous·es [tap-hou-ziz] /ˈtæpˌhaʊ zɪz/. British.

an inn or tavern where liquor for sale is kept on tap.

Origin of taphouse

First recorded in 1490–1500; tap2 + house
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Examples from the Web for taphouse

  • For mine own part, I never come into any room in a taphouse, but I am drawn in.

    Measure for Measure|William Shakespeare
  • It is to Mr. Taphouse that I owe my introduction to the pipe and tabor which form the subject of a paper in this volume.

    Rustic Sounds|Francis Darwin
  • Mr. Taphouse remembered very well the days when the pipe and drum were heard all round Oxford at fairs and village festivals.

    Rustic Sounds|Francis Darwin

British Dictionary definitions for taphouse

/ (ˈtæpˌhaʊs) /


rare an inn or bar
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