noun Scot., Irish English, South African.
Origin of shebeen
Examples from the Web for shebeen
There was a bitter taste in his mouth, and a pain in his ear where somebody'd hit him during a shebeen brawl the night before.The Buttoned Sky|Geoff St. Reynard
Shebeen or sheebeen; an unlicensed public-house or alehouse where spirits are sold on the sly.English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
On reaching St. John's he would go to a shebeen that he knew, in a narrow and secluded back street, and there rent a room.The Harbor Master|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
In this lane at the time to which we allude the widow Mulready kept the shebeen shop, of which mention has before been made.The Macdermots of Ballycloran|Anthony Trollope
Schele de Vere derives it from the French cabane, but it seems rather more likely that it is from the Irish shebeen.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken