Definition of smokeeasy in English:


Syllabification: smoke·eas·y
Pronunciation: /ˈsmōkˌēzē

noun (plural smokeeasies)

A private club, bar, or other place where smokers gather to avoid anti-smoking laws: after work we sometimes light up at a smokeeasy in the neighborhood
More example sentences
  • The corner has a real Dutch feel, with the Dutch pancake house across the street, the flower shop next door specializing in Dutch tulips, and now, a marijuana smokeeasy.
  • Talk is going around about illegal "smokeeasies" popping up; certainly the enrollment in private clubs and groups like the American Legion will rise.
  • Just as we once had speakeasies, we will now have smokeeasies. There will be dingy little basement hideouts where people who want to will have a smoke.


late 20th century: on the pattern of speakeasy.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day dinkum
Pronunciation: ˈdɪŋkəm
(of an article or person) genuine, honest, true