speakeasy[ speek-ee-zee ]SEE DEFINITION OF speakeasy
Synonyms for speakeasy
- watering hole
- night spot
- supper club
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPEAKEASY
You can take the first shot with old 'Speakeasy' an' then I'll try her.
You couldn't see him for dust as he broke for the nearest 'speakeasy,' and the two panhandlers were hanging on to his coat tails.
He's been in the "cigar store" bookie racket ever since repeal had closed a speakeasy he'd had on Grand Avenue.
"unlicensed saloon," 1889 (in New York "Voice"), from speak + easy; so called from the practice of speaking quietly about such a place in public, or when inside it, so as not to alert the police and neighbors. The word gained wide currency in U.S. during Prohibition (1920-1932). In early 19c. Irish and British dialect, a speak softly shop meant "smuggler's den."