Definition of livery and bait in English:

livery and bait

Pronunciation /ˌlɪv(ə)ri (ə)n(d) ˈbeɪt/


historical British
  • Stabling and food for a horse provided at a fixed charge. Chiefly attributive: designating an establishment providing this, or one which has horses (and carriages) for hire; especially in "livery and bait stable".


Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From livery + and + bait.