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See also: boozing-ken
Alteration of bousing ken.
- (archaic, British slang) A pub; a public house; a tavern.
- 1834, Ainsworth, William Harrison, Rookwood, volume 2, pages 303–304:
- The Ruffler, who found his representative in a very magnificently equipped, and by no means ill-favoured knave, whose chin was decorated with a beard as lengthy and as black as Sultan Mahmood's, together with the dexterous Hooker, issued forth from the hovel which they termed their boozing ken, eager to catch a glimpse of the Prince of the High Toby Gloaks.
- See Thesaurus:pub