corn whiskey

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noun

whiskey made from a mash having at least 80 percent corn.

Nearby words

  1. corn snake,
  2. corn snow,
  3. corn stack,
  4. corn sugar,
  5. corn syrup,
  6. corn whisky,
  7. corn-cracker,
  8. corn-leaf aphid,
  9. corn-picker,
  10. corn-pone

Origin of corn whiskey

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45

Also called corn, corn liquor.

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Examples from the Web for corn whiskey

  • He can read it in the eyes of all six; in their faces flushed with corn-whiskey.

    The Fatal Cord|Mayne Reid