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moonshine

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noun moon·shine \ˈmün-ˌshīn\

Simple Definition of moonshine

  • : a kind of alcohol that people make illegally

  • : foolish or untrue words

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of moonshine

  1. 1 :  moonlight

  2. 2 :  empty talk :  nonsense

  3. 3 :  intoxicating liquor; especially :  illegally distilled corn whiskey

Examples of moonshine in a sentence

  1. Everything they said was just a load of moonshine.

  2. <during Prohibition, moonshine and bathtub gin were made secretly>



15th Century

First Known Use of moonshine

15th century


MOONSHINE Defined for Kids

moonshine

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noun moon·shine \ˈmün-ˌshīn\

Definition of moonshine for Students

  1. 1 :  moonlight

  2. 2 :  alcoholic liquor produced illegally





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