Share this entry

taphouse Line breaks: tap|house
Pronunciation: /ˈtaphaʊs/

Definition of taphouse in English:


A place where alcoholic drinks, especially beer, were available on tap; a public house.
Example sentences
  • In 1756 a certain Thomas Gresham died from injuries sustained in a fight which began in the taphouse but, remarkably enough, the City records contain no other references to such drunken brawls.
  • His custom suffers because the policemen take their drinks in the taphouses.
  • Numerous reports were made of beer being served in taphouses while divine service was under way in the church.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources