blind pig

noun

Examples of blind pig in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bar, originally starting in the basement of the house across the street, was a blind pig, said current owner Eddie DiMaggio. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 12 Aug. 2023 The name stemmed from a tradition in which customers paid to see a curiosity, such as a striped or blind pig, and received a complimentary drink on the side. Sean Kingsley, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Jan. 2023 Werbe says one of the most realistic parts of the book involves Paul and Sidney teaming up to report on the chaos and violence that erupted after Detroit cops raided a party at a blind pig on 12th Street. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 28 Mar. 2021 The Five-Day Rebellion in 1967 began in the early morning hours of July 23 when police raided a blind pig at 12th Street and Clairmount Avenue on Detroit’s near west side. Joe Guillen, Freep.com, 14 June 2020 But unlike many would-be blind pigs, there is evidence that illicit drinking did take place in the basement that now houses Silver Spring’s best bar. Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2020 The blind pig, also known as the United Community League for Civic Action, was on the second floor of Economy Printing at 9125 12th Street. Detroit Free Press, 15 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blind pig was in 1886

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“Blind pig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blind%20pig. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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