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mountain dew

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noun
  1. illegally distilled corn liquor; moonshine.
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Origin of mountain dew

First recorded in 1810–20
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

moonshine, hooch

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Historical Examples

  • 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

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • 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?