[ UK /ʃˈɛbiːn/ ]
  1. unlicensed drinking establishment
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How To Use shebeen In A Sentence

  • It is characteristic that this man, who is probably a drunkard and shebeener and certainly in penury, refused the chance of a shilling because he felt that I did not like him. The Aran Islands
  • The old actor could just as easily be any European but he is firmly located in the west of Ireland, with its distinctive dry-stone walls and vernacular shebeens in the middle distance.
  • They alleged that some senior police officials were running illegal taverns and shebeens, and said the raids were to ward off competition.
  • Site licensees include hotels, taverns, shebeens, pubs, bookmakers and totes that provide premises where gambling machines may be played and who must obtain their machines from licensed route operators.
  • In September, members of Women's Action for Development in Rehoboth petitioned local authorities to force shebeens and liquor stores to abide by the liquor laws.
  • And complete with mannequins in Stetson hats, the gumba-gumba record player and the inescapable bar atmosphere, the shebeen comes alive.
  • And this is not a problem for Windhoek shebeens only, but for shebeens in all 13 regions.
  • Shap Stadium in Mofolo, Soweto, was turned into a gigantic shebeen this weekend as beer lovers came from far and wide to sample more than 40 different types of beer at the fourth Soweto Beer Festival.
  • There in the shebeen they sold poteen and punch while in the pubs, beer and spirits were available.
  • He also said he had noticed that pool being played in taverns and shebeens in and around East London had in some measure contributed to cutting crime as it gave people something constructive to do.
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