Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. shop selling alcohol

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shop or barroom where spirits are sold by the dram.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shop where spirits are sold in drams or other small quantities, chiefly to be drunk at the counter.

Etymologies

dram ("small unit of liquid") + shop (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In a few minutes afterwards, the two Peters were seen moving through the Parliament Close (which new-fangled affectation has termed a Square), the triumphant Drudgeit leading captive the passive Peebles, whose legs conducted him towards the dramshop, while his reverted eyes were fixed upon the court.

    Redgauntlet

  • The Beehive State's dramshop laws are among the toughest in the country.

    Mr. Novak gets his drink on?

  • Furthermore, the fact that Virginia does not recognize dramshop liability will not help a national fraternity organization defending such an action arising at another school in, say, Michigan or New Jersey.

    PKS Frat Suspended for Alcohol at cvillenews.com

  • These men, who under the leadership of the tall lad were drinking in the dramshop that morning, had brought the publican some skins from the factory and for this had had drink served them.

    War and Peace

  • From an unfinished house on the Varvarka, the ground floor of which was a dramshop, came drunken shouts and songs.

    War and Peace

  • "We'll have a look at the town, and I'll stand you a drink as soon as the first dramshop unbars its door."

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • The tavern of sixty years ago, besides answering the purposes of the modern hotel, was the dramshop of the frontier.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 3, February 1896

  • The proprietors were of all degrees: here was the great house of a lord, there a miserable dramshop.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 22, January, 1873

  • We should not go to the theatre as we go to a chemist's or a dramshop, but as we go to a dinner where the food we need is taken with pleasure and excitement ....

    Irish Plays and Playwrights

  • The sale of liquor is considered a legitimate business in Illinois if the keeper of the dramshop have a license, but the keeping open of a tippling house on Sundays is forbidden by statute under penalty of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

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