speakeasy
noun (plural -easies) Date: 1889 a place where alcoholic beverages are illegally sold; specifically such a place during the period of prohibition in the United States

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  • speakeasy — [ spikizi ] n. m. • 1930; mot angl. amér., de to speak « parler » et easy « doucement » ♦ Hist. Local où l on servait clandestinement des boissons alcoolisées, aux États Unis, pendant la prohibition. Des speakeasys ou des speakeasies. ⇒SPEAKEASY …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • SpeakEasy — was a United States military project to use software defined radio technology to make it possible to communicate with over 10 different types of military radios from a single system.History The SpectrumWare project applied a software oriented… …   Wikipedia

  • speakeasy — (n.) unlicensed saloon, 1889 (in New York Voice ), from SPEAK (Cf. speak) + EASY (Cf. 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • speakeasy — ► NOUN (pl. speakeasies) informal ▪ (in the US during Prohibition) an illicit liquor shop or drinking club …   English terms dictionary

  • Speakeasy — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Speakeasy (homonymie). Le 21 Club est un ancien Speakeasy de New York pendant la Prohibition …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Speakeasy — A speakeasy was an establishment that surreptitiously sold alcoholic beverages during the period of United States history known as Prohibition (1920 1933, [cite book | last = Allen | first = Irving L | title = The City in Slang New York Life and… …   Wikipedia

  • Speakeasy — Als Speakeasy (auch als Flüsterkneipe, Flüsterstube[1] oder Mondscheinkneipe übersetzt) wurden während der Alkoholprohibition in den USA von 1919 bis 1933 illegale Kneipen oder Clubs bezeichnet, in denen insbesondere hochprozentiger Alkohol, aber …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Speakeasy — Dos ex policías tras la prohibición. Un speakeasy era un establecimiento que vendía de manera ilegal bebidas alcohólicas durante el periodo histórico de Estados Unidos (y Canadá) conocido como Prohibición (1920–1932, más tiempo en algunos… …   Wikipedia Español

  • speakeasy — UK [ˈspiːkˌiːzɪ] / US [ˈspɪkˌɪzɪ] noun [countable] Word forms speakeasy : singular speakeasy plural speakeasies a place that illegally served alcoholic drinks in the US during Prohibition (= the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcohol… …   English dictionary

  • speakeasy — {n.} A bar during Prohibition where illegal alcoholic beverages were sold. * /Al Capone s associates met in a Chicago speakeasy to drink and discuss business./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speakeasy — {n.} A bar during Prohibition where illegal alcoholic beverages were sold. * /Al Capone s associates met in a Chicago speakeasy to drink and discuss business./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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