groggery

groggery
/grog"euh ree/, n., pl. groggeries.
a slightly disreputable barroom.
[1815-25, Amer.; GROG + -ERY]

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  • Groggery — Grog ger*y, n.; pl. {Groggeries}. A grogshop. [Slang, U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • groggery — ☆ groggery [gräg′ər ē ] n. pl. groggeries Archaic a saloon …   English World dictionary

  • groggery — ]g(ə)rē noun ( es) Etymology: grog (I) + ery 1. : a usually low class barroom 2. : a liquor store : package store * * * /grog euh ree/, n., pl. groggeries …   Useful english dictionary

  • groggery — [“graga^i] n. a tavern; a place to buy liquor. □ Sam stopped at the groggery for a snort. □ All the groggeries are closed on Sundays …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • groggery — grog·gery …   English syllables

  • groggery — /ˈgrɒgəri/ (say groguhree) noun (plural groggeries) Colloquial a saloon (def. 4) …   Australian English dictionary

  • sly groggery — /slaɪ ˈgrɒgəri/ (say sluy groguhree) noun Colloquial a place where illegal liquor is made or sold …   Australian English dictionary

  • Groggeries — Groggery Grog ger*y, n.; pl. {Groggeries}. A grogshop. [Slang, U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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