Definition of tavern in English:


Syllabification: tav·ern
Pronunciation: /ˈtavərn


chiefly archaic or North American
An establishment for the sale of beer and other drinks to be consumed on the premises, sometimes also serving food.
More example sentences
  • A four-hour course and a booklet are being offered to restaurants, bars, taverns and sundry drinking establishments as of September.
  • Lynn sighed, and followed her, while Pip headed towards another tavern to find a drink.
  • The third supervises the tavern and the food and drink being served by her husbands.


Middle English: from Old French taverne, from Latin taberna 'hut, tavern'. Compare with tabernacle.

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