white lightning

noun Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.

Nearby words

  1. white leather,
  2. white leg,
  3. white lias,
  4. white lie,
  5. white light,
  6. white line,
  7. white line of anal canal,
  8. white liquor,
  9. white list,
  10. white lotus

Origin of white lightning

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15

Also called white mule.

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