One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A place where alcoholic drinks, especially beer, were available on tap; a public house.
tavern, bar, hostelry, taproomView synonyms
- ‘His custom suffers because the policemen take their drinks in the taphouses.’
- ‘Heminges probably owned the taphouse which adjoined the first Globe.’
- ‘Numerous reports were made of beer being served in taphouses while divine service was under way in the church.’
- ‘For mine own part, I never come into any room in a taphouse, but I am drawn in.’
- ‘In 1756 a certain Thomas Gresham died from injuries sustained in a fight which began in the taphouse but, remarkably enough, the City records contain no other references to such drunken brawls.’
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