Definition of pub in English:

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Pronunciation: /pʌb/


1An establishment for the sale of beer and other drinks, and sometimes also food, to be consumed on the premises: let’s go to the pub a country pub
More example sentences
  • Woke up slowly and ambled down in the pouring rain to the pub for lunch and beers with various people.
  • Investigators believe Mr Haywood was assaulted after spending the evening drinking in local pubs and clubs.
  • From now on, only on premises with designated places such as pubs with beer gardens will people be allowed to drink outside.
1.1Australian A hotel.
Example sentences
  • 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.

verb (pubs, pubbing, pubbed)

[no object] (usually as noun pubbing) informal
Frequent pubs.
Example sentences
  • Briefly pubbed with the team after work to celebrate the bank holiday, and made vague arrangements for lunch at Masala Zone on Wednesday to celebrate completing five years on PCW.
  • Youngsters will also be able to make sure they are ‘on the ball’ when it comes to street crime thanks to helpful hints on how to get streetwise when shopping, hanging out with friends, pubbing or clubbing.
  • Distant as youngsters, when Gavin enjoyed pubbing and clubbing, they grew closer when Gavin settled down with his wife, Susan, and had a son, Jack, now four, who suffers from cerebral palsy.


Mid 19th century: abbreviation of public house.

Words that rhyme with pub

blub, bub, chub, Chubb, club, cub, drub, dub, flub, grub, hub, nub, rub, scrub, shrub, slub, snub, stub, sub, tub

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