What is another word for speakeasy?

Pronunciation: [spˈiːkiːzi] (IPA)

Speakeasy is a term that refers to an illicit establishment that serves alcoholic beverages. It emerged during the prohibition era in the United States and was mainly used to describe secret bars that operated in violation of the law. There are several synonyms for the word speakeasy, including blind pig, juice joint, gin mill, roadhouse, bottle club, and shebeen. These terms highlight the clandestine nature of these establishments and the need for secrecy to avoid detection by the authorities. The use of these synonyms also points to the sense of rebellion and non-conformity that was associated with the speakeasy culture during the prohibition era.

What are the hypernyms for Speakeasy?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Speakeasy?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Speakeasy

There was the night I found myself in a flashy speakeasy with two envelopes that I was to bet the contents of, according to the instructions on the outside.
"The Old Die Rich"
Horace Leonard Gold
You, Boyle, an old-timer, falls in with a stranger in a speakeasy and goes with him at night in his car to listen to a business proposition.
"Death Points a Finger"
Will Levinrew
The stranger who met him in a speakeasy and drugged his drink took good care that he would not have a convincing one to tell.
"Death Points a Finger"
Will Levinrew

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