esp. in Ireland, Scotland, and South Africa, an establishment where liquor is sold without a license
Origin of shebeenAnglo-Irish ; from Irish s?b?n, little mug
An unlicensed drinking establishment, especially in Ireland, Scotland, and South Africa.
Origin of shebeenIrish Gaelic séibín, measure of grain, grain tax, bad ale, diminutive of séibe, mug, bottle.
From Irish sÃbÃn.