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moonshine

[ moon-shahyn ]

noun

  1. Informal. smuggled or illicitly distilled liquor, especially corn liquor as illicitly distilled chiefly in rural areas of the southern U.S.
  2. empty or foolish talk, ideas, etc.; nonsense.
  3. the light of the moon; moonlight.


moonshine

/ ˈmuːnˌʃaɪn /

noun

  1. another word for moonlight
  2. illegally distilled or smuggled whisky or other spirit
  3. foolish talk or thought


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Word History and Origins

Origin of moonshine1

1375–1425; late Middle English: moonlight. See moon, shine 1,
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Example Sentences

Anyone saying we can exploit atomic energy “is talking moonshine,” Rutherford declared.

Drink moonshine in the morning with this boozy butter pecan coffee creamer Because I, like many Americans, am reliant on a jolt of caffeine to make mornings possible, I’m always on the hunt for new and creative ways to jazz up a boring cup of joe.

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Appalachian Sippin’ Cream isn’t directly affiliated with the Moonshiners crew, or its namesake region’s long and storied moonshine history, but it’s now a tradition in this house.

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In the background, the customer — who is coming into Minus Moonshine for the first time — says to Storms, “I’m so happy you’re here!”

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He wrote a few more paperback originals, two of them westerns, then sold The Moonshine War to Doubleday in hardcover.

Gambling, girls; you could buy a pint of moonshine for a dime, store-bought whiskey for a quarter.

Daryl, insulted, smashes it to bits and finds her moonshine instead.

To prep for his role as a gun-slinging bootlegger in the film, LaBeouf packed on 40 pounds and guzzled moonshine.

In April, Grasse unveiled Spodee, a wine fortified with high proof moonshine that tastes strongly, and surprisingly, of chocolate.

This difficulty of making a tight and safe boiler, that puzzled Watt, was moonshine to Trevithick.

So home by moonshine, and by the way was overtaken by the Comptroller's coach, and so home to his house with him.

So leaving them in the same discontent I went away home, it being a brave moonshine, and to bed.

So my wife walking and singing upon the leads till very late, it being pleasant and moonshine, and so to bed.

The sky looks ever so deep when you lay down on your back in the moonshine; I never knowed it before.

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