moonshiner

noun
moon·​shin·​er | \ ˈmün-ˌshī-nər How to pronounce moonshiner (audio) \

Definition of moonshiner

: a maker or seller of illicit whiskey

Examples of moonshiner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a young man, Johnson built a reputation as a moonshiner who could outrun the law on the mountain roads like no one else. Anchorage Daily News, "Junior Johnson, “The Last American Hero,” dies at 88," 21 Dec. 2019 As a young man, Johnson built a reputation as a moonshiner who could outrun the law on the mountain roads like no one else. Anchorage Daily News, "Junior Johnson, “The Last American Hero,” dies at 88," 21 Dec. 2019 As a young man, Johnson built a reputation as a moonshiner who could outrun the law on the mountain roads like no one else. Anchorage Daily News, "Junior Johnson, “The Last American Hero,” dies at 88," 21 Dec. 2019 As a young man, Johnson built a reputation as a moonshiner who could outrun the law on the mountain roads like no one else. BostonGlobe.com, "NASCAR announced the death of Johnson, the winner of 50 races as a driver and 132 as an owner. He was a member of the inaugural class inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.," 21 Dec. 2019 As a young man, Johnson built a reputation as a moonshiner who could outrun the law on the mountain roads like no one else. Jenna Fryer, Twin Cities, "Junior Johnson, ‘The Last American Hero,’ dies at 88," 20 Dec. 2019 The marshal had been transporting prisoners through Knott County, Kentucky, when he was ambushed by a posse that was looking to free the moonshiners, Turk said. Washington Post, "Slain Kentucky marshal honored over a century later in Texas," 28 July 2019 The marshal had been transporting prisoners through Knott County, Kentucky, when he was ambushed by a posse that was looking to free the moonshiners, Turk said. Washington Post, "Slain Kentucky marshal honored over a century later in Texas," 28 July 2019 The marshal had been transporting prisoners through Knott County, Kentucky, when he was ambushed by a posse that was looking to free the moonshiners, Turk said. Washington Post, "Slain Kentucky marshal honored over a century later in Texas," 28 July 2019

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First Known Use of moonshiner

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Moonshiner.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moonshiner. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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