Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bar or barroom.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A room in which liquor is kept on tap, or is sold for consumption on the spot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A room where liquors are kept on tap; a barroom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A bar or barroom; a room where alcoholic beverages are served on tap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

1807 (spelled "tap-room"). tap + room

Examples

  • The taproom was a frenzied melee of punching, kicking, and shouting bodies.

    Conan The Hunter

  • He had come upstairs an hour before, when it had become obvious that the taproom was the local gathering place for a large and somewhat rowdy clientele.

    Unlikely Duchess

  • The Batemans Brewery tour is good and their taproom is a good place to hire.

    Army Rumour Service

  • The Batemans Brewery tour is good and their taproom is a good place to hire.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Drew inquiring looks from the few ill-kempt patrons sharing the taproom.

    Earl of Durkness

  • And they might just be availing themselves of the taproom, as these other gentlemen plan to do, I suspect.

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

  • And they might just be availing themselves of the taproom, as these other gentlemen plan to do, I suspect.

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

  • One minute we were drinking in the taproom and the next he was gone.

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

  • One minute we were drinking in the taproom and the next he was gone.

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

  • You know, like the ones you and my brothers bestow willy-nilly on every taproom maid, doxy, and opera dancer in your acquaintance.

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

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