tied house


noun British.

a public house or tavern owned by or under contract to a brewery whose brands of beer, ale, etc., it sells exclusively.
Also called tied cottage. a house owned by an employer and rented to an employee.

Nearby words

  1. tieback,
  2. tiebreaker,
  3. tieck,
  4. tieck, ludwig,
  5. tied,
  6. tied to apron strings,
  7. tied up,
  8. tiemannite,
  9. tien shan,
  10. tienanmen square

Origin of tied house

First recorded in 1885–90

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