Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An establishment that sells alcoholic beverages

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A grogshop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tavern or drinking-place, especially one of a low and disreputable character; a grog-shop; a gin-mill.

Etymologies

grog +‎ -ery (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Expecting to hear of his superior knowledge in military tactics, I was astounded when he seriously informed me, in answer, that on a late occasion (I believe it was the anniversary of the birth of Washington), after parade, he ordered them into a "groggery," "not to take a _little_ of something to drink, but by J--- s to drink as much as they had a mind to."

    A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America

  • Edwardsville, which lies in a north-easterly direction from St. Louis, but unfortunately got on the wrong track, an occurrence by no means uncommon on the prairies, and by this casualty visited Troy, a _town_ containing two houses, namely, a "groggery," and a farm-house, both owned by the one person.

    A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America

  • The man who spoke allowed the door to the groggery to close behind him, and they were once more in darkness.

    City of Glory

  • Much closer to us, another section of the wall had partially collapsed, admitting a gushing torrent of water. hurried back into the groggery.

    Perseus Spur

  • Matt stood waiting when I finally reached the entrance to the groggery.

    Perseus Spur

  • Perhaps, on one ill-starred day, Larry had exited the makeshift groggery after wetting his whistle excessively and turned left instead of right.

    Perseus Spur

  • Even more miraculously, the table slab had missed us when it was blown back into the groggery by the hurricane and shattered into a dozen pieces.

    Perseus Spur

  • I wished I'd checked the bottles back in the groggery more carefully.

    Perseus Spur

  • A certain witty professor of a certain Western college, had been invited to deliver a poem before the Phi Beta Society of Athens -- not the capital of Greece, nor the Athens of America, but a sort of no-town, without even the advantages of an established groggery, or mutual admiration society.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, May, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • One sees, in Manila and, for that matter, all up and down the Chinese and Japanese coasts, the typical groggery of America with somebody's

    A Woman's Impression of the Philippines

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