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[puhb] /pʌb/
noun
1.
a bar or tavern.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; short for public house

pub.

1.
3.
published.
4.
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  • A boozehound and amateur warlock who frequents the local pub.
British Dictionary definitions for pub

pub

/pʌb/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) Formal name public house. a building with a bar and one or more public rooms licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drink, often also providing light meals
2.
(Austral & NZ) a hotel
verb pubs, pubbing, pubbed
3.
(intransitive) (informal) to visit a pub or pubs (esp in the phrase go pubbing)

pub.

abbreviation
1.
public
2.
publication
3.
published
4.
publisher
5.
publishing
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Word Origin and History for pub
n.

1859, slang shortening of public house (see public (adj.)), which originally meant "any building open to the public" (1570s), then "inn that provides food and is licensed to sell ale, wine, and spirits" (1660s), and finally "tavern" (1768). Pub crawl first attested 1910 in British slang.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pub

pub 1

noun

A saloon; bar; tavern: a round of Long Island pubs

[1859+ British; fr British public, fr public house]


pub 2

noun

Publicity: You know Dallas is going to get all that pub (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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pub in Technology


1. PUBlishing. A 1972 text-formatting language for TOPS-10, with syntax based on SAIL. Influenced TeX and Scribe. ["PUB: The Document Compiler", Larry Tesler, Stanford AI Proj Op Note, Sept 1972].
2. /pub, the top-level, publicly accessible directory on most anonymous FTP archives. This is usually where the interesting files are. See pubic directory.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for pub

pub.

  1. public
  2. publication
  3. published
  4. publisher
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