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alehouse (n.)

also ale-house, "house where ale is retailed," Old English ealahus; see ale + house (n.). In the same sense Old English had also ealusele. An alehouse "is distinguished from a tavern, where they sell wine" [Johnson].

updated on September 16, 2022

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Definitions of alehouse from WordNet

alehouse (n.)
a tavern where ale is sold;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.