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blind pig

Chiefly Inland North and Pacific States. blind tiger.
Origin of blind pig
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • While I am talking of trench-mortars, I must tell you about the "blind pig."

  • One of our proverbs is, 'A blind pig will find an acorn once in a while.'


    Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • The blind pig draws many people toward the falls through sympathy.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • A brawl had occurred in a blind pig in Bleecker Street, and the commotion had attracted the attention of a passing sergeant.

Slang definitions & phrases for blind pig

blind pig

noun phrase

An unlicensed or illegal saloon; speakeasy (mid-1880s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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