noun, plural speak·eas·ies.
- speak the same language,
- speak to,
- speak too soon,
- speak up,
- speak volumes,
- speaker of the house,
- speaker, tris,
Origin of speakeasy
Examples from the Web for speakeasy
It all makes for a very cool bar, sure, but as a speakeasy, it feels a little muddled.
They were paid $50 to play a tiny Los Angeles speakeasy called The Lava Lounge—now The Woods.Cold War Kids on Faith, Hipster Detractors & Their Musical Evolution|Marlow Stern|April 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.Side Show Studies|Francis Metcalfe
He's been in the "cigar store" bookie racket ever since repeal had closed a speakeasy he'd had on Grand Avenue.Direct Wire|Clee Garson
You can take the first shot with old 'Speakeasy' an' then I'll try her.The Southerner|Thomas Dixon
noun plural -easies
Word Origin for speakeasy
"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."