One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A private club, bar, or other place where smokers gather to avoid anti-smoking laws.‘after work we sometimes light up at a smokeeasy in the neighborhood’
- ‘The corner has a real Dutch feel, with the Dutch pancake house across the street, the flower shop next door specializing in Dutch tulips, and now, a marijuana smokeeasy.’
- ‘Just as we once had speakeasies, we will now have smokeeasies. There will be dingy little basement hideouts where people who want to will have a smoke.’
- ‘Talk is going around about illegal "smokeeasies" popping up; certainly the enrollment in private clubs and groups like the American Legion will rise.’
1990s: on the pattern of speakeasy.
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