Meaning of “pub” in the English Dictionary

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"pub" in British English

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pubnoun [ C ]

uk /pʌb/ us /pʌb/ formal public house UK

A2 a place, especially in Great Britain or Ireland, where alcoholic drinks can be bought and drunk and where food is often available:

Do you want to go to (informal go down) the pub after work?
our local pub
a pub lunch.
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More examples

  • a pub serving traditional British fare
  • He's one of the regulars at the Rose and Crown pub.

(Definition of “pub” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pub" in American English

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pubnoun [ C ]

us /pʌb/

a bar

(Definition of “pub” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pub" in Business English

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pub

uk us UK US pub.

written abbreviation for public

(Definition of “pub” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)