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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.
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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)]
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speak•eas•y

(ˈspikˌi zi)

n., pl. -eas•ies.
a place selling alcoholic beverages illegally, esp. during Prohibition.
[1885–90, Amer.]
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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"
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Translations

speakeasy

[ˈspiːkˌiːzɪ] N (US) → taberna f clandestina
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speakeasy

[ˈspiːkiːzi] nspeakeasy m
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speakeasy

n (US) → Mondscheinkneipe f (inf, Lokal, in dem während der Prohibition Alkohol ausgeschenkt wurde)
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References in periodicals archive ?
SPEAKEASIES hark back to the postwar era of prohibition in America, and now a new bar is offering this authentic, historical experience with a modern twist.
Along with that came the first "speakeasies" that helped shape the era of the Roaring Twenties.
Instead of creating a dry America, it led to the Roaring Twenties, ruled by speakeasies, jazz and bootleg booze.
But instead of creating a dry America, it led to the Roaring Twenties - a decade ruled by illicit speakeasies, jazz, bootleg liquor and organised crime.
Prohibition is in full swing, but The Sword of the Lord train keeps the speakeasies in the towns it visits in business by providing the best that mountain stills have to offer.
The Foxglove on Duddell's Street is one of the best speakeasies in the city.
Speakeasies came to prominence in the 1920s in the United States when there was a nationwide ban on alcohol.
Speakeasies and their problems were a perennial subject of columns in the Brooklyn newspapers throughout 1931, especially during the month of February.
Music, the one acoustic instrument that can transport us back then, will conjure up the perfect 20s atmosphere on Saturday with a little help from the Speakeasies' Swing Band in Nicosia.
The National Green Tribunal is right to have called out the Delhi Pollution Control Committee for not carrying out its ambit in allowing dozens of little restaurants and speakeasies operate in a tiny area overlooking one of the city's few respectable water bodies.
In addition, speakeasies had overhead costs, such as bribes to police, that hadn't affected pre-Prohibition bars.