Groggery

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Groggery A grogshop.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n groggery A tavern or drinking-place, especially one of a low and disreputable character; a grog-shop; a gin-mill.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Groggery (U.S.) a low public-house
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From 'Old Grog,' the nickname of Admiral Vernon, who introduced it about 1745—from his grogram breeches.

Usage

In literature:

And almost in the shadow of the City Hall nestled Bath-House John's groggery.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
From the sidewalk in front of his groggery, "Bath House John" can see the City Hall.
"Buttered Side Down" by Edna Ferber
Thirst probably assailed him again, for he dived into a dark groggery on a side street and bought beer.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
The people had risen up in their indignation and broken up the groggeries.
"On Horseback" by Charles Dudley Warner
I can destroy all groggeries and shops where soldiers get liquor just as we would in St. Louis.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete" by William T. Sherman
I can destroy all groggeries and shops where soldiers get liquor just as we would in St. Louis.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
Perhaps at the card-table in the groggery across the street is a man who has come to your town to break into your employer's store!
"The Golden Censer" by John McGovern
They were passing a low groggery among the pines, when he came out of it, pistol in hand, and impudently ordered them to stop.
"Elsie's Vacation and After Events" by Martha Finley
This loft over a former groggery is no place for you: the news will spread from Chincoteague to Arlington.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
No sooner had she a groggery "to her fortune" than her hand was sought by a legion of admirers.
"Disturbed Ireland" by Bernard H. Becker
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