shebeen


she·been

noun \shə-ˈbēn\

Definition of SHEBEEN

chiefly Irish & South African
:  an unlicensed or illegally operated drinking establishment

Origin of SHEBEEN

Irish síbín illicit whiskey, shebeen
First Known Use: circa 1787

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