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tavern

[ tav-ern ]
/ ˈtæv ərn /
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noun
a place where liquors are sold to be consumed on the premises.
a public house for travelers and others; inn.
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Origin of tavern

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English taverne, from Old French, from Latin taberna “hut, inn, wine shop”

synonym study for tavern

2. See hotel.

OTHER WORDS FROM tavern

tav·ern·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tavern

tavern
/ (ˈtævən) /

noun
a less common word for pub
US, Eastern Canadian and NZ a place licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drink

Word Origin for tavern

C13: from Old French taverne, from Latin taberna hut
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