Word of the Day – Shebeen

By August 25, 2019Word of the Day

Shebeen (noun)


(especially in Ireland, Scotland, and South Africa) an unlicensed establishment or private house selling alcohol and typically regarded as slightly disreputable.

Late 18th century from Anglo-Irish síbín, from séibe ‘mugful’.

Example sentences

“No one spoke about it but everyone knew she was running a shebeen from the house.”

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