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speak +‎ easy

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speakeasy ‎(plural speakeasies or speakeasys)

  1. An illegal saloon or tavern, especially one operated during the American Prohibition period in the 1920s.

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Connotations of a classy establishment – some required coat and tie – compared with a more downmarket blind pig or blind tiger.

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