Definition of tavern noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtævən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtævərn//
(old use or literary)
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a pub or an inn It is said he was killed in a tavern brawl. the Bell Tavern Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French taverne, from Latin taberna ‘hut, tavern’. Compare with tabernacle.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tavern