rot·​gut | \ ˈrät-ˌgət How to pronounce rotgut (audio) \

Definition of rotgut

: cheap or inferior liquor

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Recent Examples on the Web Moonshine that falls into the rotgut category could be dangerous and even deadly for anyone desperate enough to drink it. Alan Ashe, CNN, "It's National Moonshine Day. We answer your questions," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of rotgut

1632, in the meaning defined above

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“Rotgut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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