barroom etymology

English word barroom comes from English bar, English room

Detailed word origin of barroom

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bar English (eng) A non-SI unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals, approximately equal to atmospheric pressure at sea level. (horse racing) Denotes the minimum odds offered on other horses not mentioned by name.. Except, other than, besides. (UK, Parliament) A dividing line (physical or notional) in the chamber of a legislature beyond which only members and officials may pass.. (UK, law) The railing [...]
room English (eng) (dialectal, or, obsolete) Far; at a distance; wide in space or extent.. (nautical) Off from the wind. (dialectal, or, obsolete) Wide; spacious; roomy. (Internet, countable) A forum or chat room. [from 20th c.]. (always, _, in the singular) The people in a room. [from 17th c.]. (archaic) A particular portion of space. [from 11th c.]. (caving) A portion of a cave that is wider than a passage. [...]
barroom English (eng) (North American) A room where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter.

Words with the same origin as barroom

Descendants of bar