What does alehouse mean?

alehouse meaning in General Dictionary

a home in which ale is retailed ergo a tippling household

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  • a tavern where ale is sold
  • a property in which ale is retailed; thus, a tippling house.

alehouse meaning in Etymology Dictionary

additionally ale-house, Old English eala-huse; see ale + home (letter.). An alehouse "is distinguished from a tavern, in which they sell wine" [Johnson].

alehouse meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A residence where ale is retailed; ergo, a tippling household.

Sentence Examples with the word alehouse

But in general he dined, and thought that he dined well, on sixpennyworth of meat and a pennyworth of bread at an alehouse near Drury Lane.

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