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grogshop

[grog-shop] /ˈgrɒgˌʃɒp/
noun, British
1.
a saloon or barroom, especially a cheap one.
Origin of grogshop
1765-1775
1765-75; grog + shop
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  • The police barrack at Ballinascarthy was once a grogshop, given by the landlord to a dairymaid who had been long in his service.

    Disturbed Ireland Bernard H. Becker
  • Groups of men moved over from the grogshop to the chapel door.

    A Singular Life Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
British Dictionary definitions for grogshop

grogshop

/ˈɡrɒɡˌʃɒp/
noun
1.
(rare) a drinking place, esp one of disreputable character
2.
(Austral & NZ, informal) a shop where liquor can be bought for drinking off the premises
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