Definitions

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  • n. One who keeps a tavern.

Etymologies

tavern +‎ keeper (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He was the tavernkeeper (?) who could carry barrels on his shoulder.

    My Friday, By Delia

  • Â When a Private Montgomery was struck in the face with a club by a local tavernkeeper named, Richard Holmes, he came up firing.

    Five Massacres That Happened In The U.S. | myFiveBest

  • Shipowners notified merchandisers of sloops with room for freight; landowners made farmers aware of new lots; tavernkeeper James Sabin called for outstanding tabs.

    The King's Best Highway

  • Surratt and tavernkeeper John Loydd hid the guns in the attic.

    Robert Redford to Direct Lincoln Assassination Film The Conspirator | /Film

  • Being clever, we knew ­immediately that Jim was not referring to a corpulent female tavernkeeper of the 18th century, but to the eponymous aquatic species — a fish with a heavy front end, adults averaging eight to 10 inches — that is most commonly used as a baitfish.

    Happy Ending to a Fish Tale

  • Yet Mr. Travanti is galvanically powerful as Con Melody, a drunken tavernkeeper who once was an officer and a gentleman and hates the lesser man he has become.

    Touched With Fire

  • With just such a dinner the tavernkeeper at Soden regaled his customers.

    The Torrents of Spring

  • Fun Fact: When they dug up the Murderer's body while widening the road a century or so later, the tavernkeeper at the Crown and Dolphin got to keep the skull.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • You aren't the first to notice; the tavernkeeper is already fussing in front of her, trying to convince her to retire to a room upstairs, perhaps, or just hoping to get her out of his establishment before she's robbed or worse and blames him for her troubles.

    jaxraven Diary Entry

  • If it was something large, you could pick one that was honest, ask the tavernkeeper to hold it for you until you got back from a journey, and go off and leave it.

    Aerie

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