Definition of speakeasy in English:

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speakeasy

Pronunciation: /ˈspiːkiːzi/

noun (plural speakeasies)

informal
(In the US during Prohibition) an illicit liquor shop or drinking club.
Example sentences
  • 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  • It was once a speakeasy and just before prohibition was repealed a bunch of boozers were massacred by cops during a raid.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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