Definition of gin palace in English:

gin palace

noun

British
depreciative
  • 1A public house, especially one that is gaudily or pretentiously decorated.

  • 2A large ostentatious yacht or pleasure craft used for entertaining and leisure, typically involving the consumption of alcohol.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Royal Cornwall Gazette. From gin + palace, perhaps after gin house.

Pronunciation

gin palace

/ˈdʒɪn ˌpalɪs/