Synonyms for speakeasy
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : speek-ee-zee|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈspikˌi zi|
Top 10 synonyms for speakeasy Other synonyms for the word speakeasy
- after-hours joint
- beer joint
- cocktail lounge
- gin mill
- grog shop
- honky tonk
- hot spot
- night spot
- nineteenth hole
- public house
- supper club
- watering hole
Définition of speakeasyOrigin :
- "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."
- As in nightclub : noun place for evening entertainment
- As in saloon : noun business establishment that primarily serves liquor
- As in tavern : noun business establishment for serving drink, food
- As in cabaret : noun nightclub with musical performances
- You can take the first shot with old 'Speakeasy' an' then I'll try her.
- Extract from : « The Southerner » by Thomas Dixon
- 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.
- Extract from : « Side Show Studies » by Francis Metcalfe
- He's been in the "cigar store" bookie racket ever since repeal had closed a speakeasy he'd had on Grand Avenue.
- Extract from : « Direct Wire » by Clee Garson
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