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noun as in cabaret

noun as in saloon

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The Prohibition Era lasted only from 1920-23, but in that time the crime of drinking was driven underground into speakeasies and basements.

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This all started before the resumption of Major League Baseball and other professional sports, and it sometimes seemed as if our tournaments were the only serious competitive sports happening in the country, a sort of speakeasy baseball.

It all makes for a very cool bar, sure, but as a speakeasy, it feels a little muddled.

They were paid $50 to play a tiny Los Angeles speakeasy called The Lava Lounge—now The Woods.

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.

You can take the first shot with old 'Speakeasy' an' then I'll try her.

He's been in the "cigar store" bookie racket ever since repeal had closed a speakeasy he'd had on Grand Avenue.


On this page you'll find 80 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to speakeasy, such as: disco, bar, dive, hideaway, tavern, and after-hours joint.

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