blind tiger

blind tiger
A place where liquor is illegally sold; a speakeasy. This term was commonly used during prohibition and derives from the practice of exhibiting animal curiosities in these establishments.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • blind tiger — ☆ blind tiger n. [Old Slang] SPEAK EASY …   English World dictionary

  • blind tiger — blind′ ti′ger n. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. dial. an illegal saloon • Etymology: 1855–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • blind tiger — noun a) A speakeasy b) A drug joint, where illegal sale of intoxicant drugs happens Syn: blind pig, speakeasy …   Wiktionary

  • blind tiger — noun another term for blind pig …   English new terms dictionary

  • blind tiger — noun Date: 1857 a place that sells intoxicants illegally …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blind tiger — Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. an illegal saloon. [1855 60, Amer.; perh. so called because exhibitions of natural curiosities served as fronts for such places] * * * …   Universalium

  • blind tiger — A place where intoxicants are sold on the sly, and contrary to the law. A tippling house …   Black's law dictionary

  • blind tiger — A term, of frequent use during the period of national prohibition, meaning a place where intoxicating liquor is sold in violation of law. State v Tabler, 34 Ind App 393, 72 NE 1039 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • blind tiger — noun Etymology: probably so called from the evasion of prohibition laws by selling liquor in establishments disguised as halls for exhibiting natural curiosities slang : a place that sells intoxicants illegally : speakeasy …   Useful english dictionary

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