bathtub gin


Definition of bathtub gin

: a homemade spirit concocted from raw alcohol, water, essences, and essential oils

Examples of bathtub gin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Roaring Twenties weren’t all about flappers and bathtub gin. Vogue, 13 Apr. 2022 Williams sold bathtub gin to a Chicago nightclub and wrote a sports column for The Chicago Whip to make ends meet. Arkansas Online, 31 Jan. 2022 Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Not every hotel could survive the Great Depression with the help of actor Errol Flynn making bathtub gin. Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 June 2021 And those speakeasies in Harlem, with their chorus girl extravaganzas, bathtub gin, and Madden’s No. 1 beer? Lila Thulin, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 May 2021 The decade was also rife with poisonous bathtub gin, murderous Mafia dons, and the merciless rat-a-tat of tommy guns, as well as myriad political and cultural struggles simmering beneath the surface. Kim Kelly, Teen Vogue, 17 Jan. 2020 An Ayurvedic herbologist and entrepreneur, Ms. Batchelor grew up in Saudi Arabia, where her father was a bootlegger who made his own sidiki (basically Gulf-style bathtub gin). Alex Williams, New York Times, 15 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of bathtub gin

1923, in the meaning defined above

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21 Apr 2022

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“Bathtub gin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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