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.

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