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alehouse

[eyl-hous] /ˈeɪlˌhaʊs/
noun, plural alehouses
[eyl-hou-ziz] /ˈeɪlˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a tavern where ale or beer is sold; bar; pub.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English. See ale, house
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alehouse

/ˈeɪlˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
(archaic) a place where ale was sold; tavern
2.
(informal) another name for pub
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n.

also ale-house, Old English eala-huse; see ale + house (n.). An alehouse "is distinguished from a tavern, where they sell wine" [Johnson].

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