Origin of tavern
Examples from the Web for tavern
She could have auditioned to be the tavern wench or a faerie; instead, she signed on as a merchant, knitting chain-mail bikinis.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending|Anne Berry|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the end of the fourth season premiere, Arya and The Hound stumble upon a tavern in the woods.
We got our first clue last week when Arya Stark and The Hound stumbled across a tavern in the woods.Game of Thrones’ ‘The Lion and the Rose’: Joffrey’s Demented, Shocking Royal Wedding|Andrew Romano|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As I arrive, I notice a string of cement flowerpots blocking the road right outside the tavern.
I feel like I am in a John Le Carré novel and scurry into the tavern in hopes of avoiding an “international incident.”
Dodichet entered the room as jauntily as if it were a tavern, leading his intimate friend by the hand.San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams|Charles Paul de Kock
These gentlemen went over to the tavern near by and found the people there greatly excited and tried to reassure them.Once Upon A Time In Connecticut|Caroline Clifford Newton
While this scene was going on at the tavern, Sam and Andy, in a state of high felicitation, pursued their way home.Uncle Tom's Cabin|Harriet Beecher Stowe
As they went up the tavern steps and entered the door, the loungers stared at them with wide-opened eyes.Within the Capes|Howard Pyle
He studied all morning; then dined at a tavern; and went afterward to Button's.
British Dictionary definitions for tavern
Word Origin for tavern
Word Origin and History for tavern
late 13c., "wine shop," later "public house" (mid-15c.), from Old French taverne (mid-13c.) "shed made of boards, booth, stall," also "tavern, inn," from Latin taberna "shop, inn, tavern," originally "hut, shed," possibly by dissimilation from *traberna, from trabs (genitive trabis) "beam, timber."