- illegally distilled corn liquor; moonshine.
Origin of mountain dew
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for mountain dew
Your true Highlander will not relinquish his “mountain-dew” without a struggle.The Smugglers
Charles G. Harper
“Have some mountain-dew,” said the Butterfly, gracefully handing him a blue-bell filled with the precious liquid.The Butterfly's Ball
We foresee a night of dancing and drinking—till the mountain-dew melt in the lustre of morn.
Hecate's forefinger mixes it in a quaich with mountain-dew—and that is Atholl-brose?