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mountain dew

noun
1.
illegally distilled corn liquor; moonshine.
Origin of mountain dew
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • Have another touch o' this mountain dew,' he cried magnanimously to the scornful herd.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • Mountain air and mountain dew have been known to work wonders in combination.

    Step Lively! George Niblo
  • (I drink it in mountain dew) With all the kindliest greetingsOf a heart that is leal and true.

  • These aforesaid elders had no sympathy with men who tasted standing up, or who took their "mountain dew" unwarmed.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • It waited in the centre, and whetted impatience by sly trips in twos and three to stables or side alleys for "mountain dew."

    A Cumberland Vendetta John Fox, Jr.
  • If you could see the poor devil shake and quake for need of a few drops of 'mountain dew,' you'd believe me fast enough!

    A Pasteboard Crown Clara Morris
Slang definitions & phrases for mountain dew

mountain dew

noun phrase

Raw and inferior whiskey, esp homemade bootleg whiskey; moonshine (1839+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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