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

Historical Examples of 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



rare an inn or bar
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