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Definition of speakeasy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    speakeasy

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈspiːkiːzi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspiːkiːzi//
     
    (pl. speakeasies)
     
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  1. 1a place in the US where people could buy alcohol illegally, at the time in the 1920s and 1930s when it was illegal to make or sell alcohol
  2. 2a bar like this today that operates legally but secretly
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: speakeasy