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rotgut

[rot-guht] /ˈrɒtˌgʌt/
noun, Slang.
1.
cheap and inferior liquor.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; rot + gut
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Examples for rotgut
  • After the war many producers kept churning out their rotgut, and consumers abandoned arak in droves.
British Dictionary definitions for rotgut

rotgut

/ˈrɒtˌɡʌt/
noun
1.
(facetious, slang) alcoholic drink, esp spirits, of inferior quality
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Word Origin and History for rotgut
n.

also rot-gut, "unwholesome liquor," 1630s, from rot (v.) + gut (n.).

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rotgut

noun

Inferior liquor; panther piss: pre-Prohibition rotgut (1597+)


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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