- an inn or tavern where liquor for sale is kept on tap.
Origin of taphouse
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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
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.
Mr. Taphouse remembered very well the days when the pipe and drum were heard all round Oxford at fairs and village festivals.
- rare an inn or bar
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