[ slahy-grog ]

nounAustralian Slang.
  1. bootleg liquor.

Origin of sly-grog

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sly-grog in a sentence

  • It was past nine o'clock in the evening when Richard, who had been drinking at some of the sly grog-shanties, came to the tent.

    Grif | B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • When the police found a sly grog tent they made short work of it, I will say.

    Robbery Under Arms | Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • There were no licenses issued for the various houses of entertainment, vulgarly called "sly grog shops."

    The Book of the Bush | George Dunderdale
  • In certain spots there is sly grog-selling with its concomitants of expense, stealthy drinking, and perjury.

    The Long White Cloud | William Pember Reeves
  • She was a hard-looking woman—just the sort that might have kept a third-rate pub or a sly-grog shop.

    Children of the Bush | Henry Lawson

British Dictionary definitions for sly grog

sly grog

  1. Australian and NZ old-fashioned illicitly sold liquor

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