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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly Southern & Midland U.S. A place where alcoholic beverages are sold illegally; a speakeasy. Also called regionally blind pig.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A speakeasy
  • n. A drug joint, where illegal sale of intoxicant drugs happens

Etymologies

After the early custom of exhibiting animal curiosities in speakeasies.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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