dramshop [dram-shop] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- bar; barroom; saloon.
Origin of dramshop First recorded in 1715–25; dram + shop Examples from the Web for dramshop Historical Examples of dramshop
From an unfinished house on the Varvarka, the ground floor of which was a dramshop, came drunken shouts and songs.
“To-day each man is struggling to get at the pharaoh, as he might at the keeper of a dramshop,” muttered the adjutant.
The tavern of sixty years ago, besides answering the purposes of the modern hotel, was the dramshop of the frontier.
McClure’s Magazine, Volume VI, No. 3. February 1896
In the dramshop, too, Repa was first in everything: he loved sivuha; and he was quick at fighting when he had drunk anything.
Another time, but that was when he was barely seventeen years of age, he fought in the dramshop with soldiers on furlough.