- the owner of a tavern.
- Obsolete. a frequenter of taverns.
Origin of taverner
- John,1490?–1545, English organist and composer.
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Examples from the Web for taverner
It was built in the year 1319 by one Thomas Drinkwater, taverner of London.South London
Sir Walter Besant
And, as the book of Ecclesiasticus saith, the taverner shall not be freed from sin.No Cross, No Crown
Taverner refused, and, as they were at a cross-road, went his own way.Irish Witchcraft and Demonology
St. John D. (St. John Drelincourt) Seymour
About the same time were issued Cranmer's and Taverner's editions of the Bible.The Bible: what it is
Then you don't want to say a good word to the taverner and the sergeant?The Queen Pedauque
- archaic a keeper of a tavern
- obsolete a constant frequenter of taverns
- John. ?1495–1545, English composer, esp of church music; best known for the mass Western Wynde, based on a secular song
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