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Rathskeller

Definition: The cellar of a town hall, usually used as a pub. (Used primarily in Germany.)

Pronunciation: rot-skell-urr

Origin:

Completely Deutsch! This lyrical German term, if it were anthropomorphized, would probably have an accent as thick as bratwurst.

Why this word?

Other than sounding like the name of a 40s-era comic book villain, or a word from something Edward Lear or Lewis Carroll would come up with, rathskeller is fun to say!

 How would you use rathskeller in a sentence?

Example: “We somehow wound up in the rathskeller of a building where a bunch of friendly Germans were urging us to join in singing songs with them and drink from their steamboat-sized barrels of lager. Joey was so overjoyed and taken with the excitement of the turn of events that he vowed to never leave.”

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Written by Veronica Jacobs

Veronica Jacobs is a fiction writer, blogger, academic editor, and sci-fi enthusiast. Currently working freelance (with a background in English Literature), she spends most of her time writing.

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