Definition of Pothouse

1. Noun. Tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals.

Exact synonyms: Gin Mill, Pub, Public House, Saloon, Taphouse
Specialized synonyms: Alehouse, Free House
Terms within: Bar, Barroom, Ginmill, Saloon, Taproom
Generic synonyms: Tap House, Tavern
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland



Definition of Pothouse

1. n. An alehouse.

Definition of Pothouse

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of pot-house) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pothouse

1. a tavern [n -S] - See also: tavern

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pothouse

pothering
pothers
pothery
potholder
potholders
pothole
potholed
potholer
potholers
potholes
potholing
pothook
pothooks
pothos
pothoses
pothouse (current term)
pothouses
pothunter
pothunters
pothunting
pothuntings
poticary
potiche
potiches
potichomania
potin
poting
potins
potion
potions

Literary usage of Pothouse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"pothouse, ie, Peterhouse, or St. Peter's College, Cambridge. Pot-hunter (sporting), a man who goes round to small athletic meetings with a view of getting ..."

2. Club Makers and Club Members by Thomas Hay Sweet Escott (1914)
"... raised—Lord Thurlow and Edmund Burke on pothouse club companies—Thatched House vicissitudes, and its reversion to club use—Sir John Milton designs and ..."

3. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1880)
"I »d him but now to pass a pothouse, as see; and he makes a grimace to pass pothouse ; it is not good behaviour to a , mais enfin "—and he grinned again, ..."

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