Definition of rathskeller in English:


Line breaks: raths|keller
Pronunciation: /ˈrɑːtsˌkɛlə


  • A beer hall or restaurant in a basement.
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    • I was there prowling for pierogies last week, and that's how we ended up in a rathskeller of a place called the Polish Village Café.


early 20th century: from obsolete German (now Ratskeller), from Rathaus 'town hall' + Keller 'cellar', denoting the place where beer and wine were sold.

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