moonshine


moonshine

noun

Definition of MOONSHINE

1
illegally produced liquor <during Prohibition, moonshine and bathtub gin were made secretly>
2
a distilled beverage that can make a person drunk <serving all sorts of moonshine at the bar>
Related Words aperitif, bracer, chaser, digestif, nightcap; belt, load, nip, peg [British], pop, shooter, shot, slug, snifter, snort, tot, whet; cocktail, mixed drink; ale, beer, brew, brewage, brewski [slang], home brew, malt liquor, microbrew, mum, nappy [chiefly Scottish]; mead, sake (or saki), wine; barley-bree (also barley-broo) [chiefly Scottish], brandy, gin, liqueur, mao-tai, mescal, schnapps, tequila, vodka, whiskey (or whisky); Dutch courage
Antonyms nonintoxicant
3
language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense <a book about the so-called good old days that's sentimental moonshine>

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