See also: boozing-ken
Alternative forms edit
Alteration of bousing ken.
- (archaic, British slang) A pub; a public house; a tavern.
- 1834, William Harrison Ainsworth, 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
- Albert Barrère and Charles G[odfrey] Leland, compilers and editors (1889–1890), “boozing ken”, in A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant […], volume I (A–K), Edinburgh: […] The Ballantyne Press, →OCLC, page 165.
- John S[tephen] Farmer, compiler (1890), “boozing ken”, in Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present. […], volume I, [London: […] Thomas Poulter and Sons] […], →OCLC, pages 297–298.