moonshiner

moonshiner

[moon-shahy-ner]
noun Informal.
1.
a person who distills or sells liquor, especially corn liquor, illegally.
2.
a person who pursues any illegal trade or activity at night.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism; moonshine + -er1

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moonshiner (ˈmuːnˌʃaɪnə)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) a person who illegally makes or smuggles distilled spirits

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moonshiner definition


  1. n.
    a maker of moonshine. : Moonshiners in the Georgia hills are using sophisticated electronic warning systems to keep one step ahead of the feds.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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