speakeasy

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noun speak·easy \ˈspēk-ˌē-zē\

Definition of speakeasy

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speakeasies

  1. :  a place where alcoholic beverages are illegally sold; specifically :  such a place during the period of prohibition in the U.S.

1889

First Known Use of speakeasy

1889


SPEAKEASY Defined for English Language Learners

speakeasy

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noun speak·easy \ˈspēk-ˌē-zē\

Definition of speakeasy for English Language Learners

  • : a place where alcoholic drinks were sold illegally in the U.S. during the 1920s

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