noun (plural speakeasies)informal
(During Prohibition) an illicit liquor store or nightclub.
- Speakeasies flourished and bootleg liquor flowed freely in many municipalities.
- It was once a speakeasy and just before prohibition was repealed a bunch of boozers were massacred by cops during a raid.
- The popular conception of Prohibition is that speakeasies abounded, gangsters and bootleggers of all sorts flourished, and every American gladly flouted the law.
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