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speak·eas·y

 (spēk′ē′zē)
n. pl. speak·eas·ies
A place for the illegal sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks, as during Prohibition in the United States.

speakeasy

(ˈspiːkˌiːzɪ)
n, pl -easies
(Brewing) US a place where alcoholic drink was sold illicitly during Prohibition
[C19: from speak + easy (in the sense: gently, quietly)]

speak•eas•y

(ˈspikˌi zi)

n., pl. -eas•ies.
a place selling alcoholic beverages illegally, esp. during Prohibition.
[1885–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speakeasy - (during prohibition) an illegal barroomspeakeasy - (during prohibition) an illegal barroom
bar, barroom, ginmill, saloon, taproom - a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
Translations

speakeasy

[ˈspiːkˌiːzɪ] N (US) → taberna f clandestina

speakeasy

[ˈspiːkiːzi] nspeakeasy m

speakeasy

n (US) → Mondscheinkneipe f (inf, Lokal, in dem während der Prohibition Alkohol ausgeschenkt wurde)
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