Definition of pub in English:


Syllabification: pub
Pronunciation: /pəb


1A tavern or bar.
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  • In the commercial section, Canal Tavern won first prize for best pub or restaurant floral display.
  • At least the hordes of waitresses in white ensure you can exit this simple pub relatively fast.
  • However, this pub has moved with the times and a smoking area is located upstairs.
1.1Australian A hotel.
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  • Other Kaipara pubs, such as the Commercial, Aratapu and Paparoa hotels, reported static sales.
  • Ray decided that, after meeting with Walter, and picking up the car, he would stay at a pub for a few days.


[no object] (usually as noun pubbing) informal Back to top  
Spend time in pubs.
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  • But I loved the cocktails and the fact that it was not on a main pubbing street so no drunken idiots hanging around outside.
  • Clubbing and pubbing is a major part of life if you're looking to meet someone.
  • What drink will you order when go pubbing and clubbing?


mid 19th century: abbreviation of public house.

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