bathtub gin

noun

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 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, "Prohibition Was America’s First War on Drugs," 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, "The New Sobriety," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of bathtub gin

1923, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jan 2020

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“Bathtub gin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bathtub%20gin. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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