Definition of tavern in English:


Line breaks: tav¦ern
Pronunciation: /ˈtav(ə)n


chiefly • archaic or North American
  • An inn or public house.
    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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