Definition of Barrelhouse

1. Noun. A cheap drinking and dancing establishment.

Exact synonyms: Honky-tonk
Generic synonyms: Bar, Barroom, Ginmill, Saloon, Taproom



Definition of Barrelhouse

1. Noun. A rough and tumble drinking establishment. ¹

2. Noun. (music) A loud, percussive type of blues piano suitable for noisy bars or taverns. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barrelhouse

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barrelhouse

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barrel sponge
barrel vault
barrel vaults
barrelage
barrelages
barrelchested
barreled
barreleye
barreleyes
barrelfish
barrelful
barrelfuls
barrelhead
barrelheads
barrelhouse (current term)
barrelhouses
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barrellike
barrelling
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barren
barren ground caribou
barren of(p)
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barrenness

Literary usage of Barrelhouse

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1. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
"She snagged a piano and pounded out barrelhouse runs in quirky time as I carried the main thread of the movement on a cello. At first it was irritating, ..."

2. The Jews in Modern Mexico by Victor Harris (1907)
"... may be found a cantina (something like a "barrelhouse" here, but infinitely worse), where the vile native drink, called "pulque," is dispensed, ..."

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