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taproom

[tap-room, -roo m]
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noun
  1. a barroom, especially in an inn or hotel; bar.
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Origin of taproom

First recorded in 1800–10; tap2 + room
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Examples from the Web for taproom

Historical Examples

  • A confident voice was doing some high talking in the taproom.

    The O'Ruddy

    Stephen Crane

  • To the left was the closed door of the taproom, which now seemed to furnish all the noise.

    The O'Ruddy

    Stephen Crane

  • Finally I arose and went into the corridor and peered into the taproom.

    The O'Ruddy

    Stephen Crane

  • 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.

    Shaman

    Robert Shea


British Dictionary definitions for taproom

taproom

noun
  1. a bar, as in a hotel or pub
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Word Origin and History for taproom

n.

also tap-room, 1807, from tap (n.1) + room (n.).

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