a barroom, especially in an inn or hotel; bar.
Origin of taproom
First recorded in 1800–10; tap2
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for taproom
Historical Examples of taproom
To the left was the closed door of the taproom, which now seemed to furnish all the noise.
A confident voice was doing some high talking in the taproom.
Finally I arose and went into the corridor and peered into the taproom.
They went boldly into the taproom, and shut the door behind them.
He guessed that downstairs in the taproom someone had let the fire die.
British Dictionary definitions for taproom
a bar, as in a hotel or pub
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Word Origin and History for taproom
also tap-room, 1807, from tap (n.1) + room (n.).
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