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Definition of Saloon


  1. A spacious and elegant apartment for the reception of company or for works of art; a hall of reception, esp. a hall for public entertainments or amusements; a large room or parlor; as, the saloon of a steamboat.
  2. Popularly, a public room for specific uses; esp., a barroom or grogshop; as, a drinking saloon; an eating saloon; a dancing saloon.

Saloon Quotations

I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I'd never take a job in a place where you couldn't throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines.
Jimmy Breslin

If I had to live my life over, I'd live over a saloon.
W. C. Fields

The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow.
Billy Sunday

There is no law, divine or human, that the saloon respects.
Billy Sunday

I mean, in my - and I'm not trying to do spilled milk, but in those days it was a little - I think it was much tougher, because you got an image, and you were in a saloon. And it was tough to come out of a saloon and to get in films, and to maintain an image, you know.
Don Rickles
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Saloon Translations

saloon in French is estaminet
saloon in German is Kneipe
saloon in Spanish is taberna, bodegon
saloon in Swedish is bar, krog
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