rotgut

[rot-guht]
noun Slang.
cheap and inferior liquor.

Origin:
1590–1600; rot + gut

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rotgut (ˈrɒtˌɡʌt)
 
n
facetious, slang alcoholic drink, esp spirits, of inferior quality

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rotgut definition


  1. n.
    strong or inferior liquor, especially whiskey. (Folksy.) : The old man nearly went blind drinking all that rotgut.
  2. mod.
    [of liquor] strong or fiery. : You've got to stop drinking that rotgut liquor and think of your health.
  3. n.
    weak or otherwise inferior beer. : She can afford something better, but she drinks nothing but cheap rotgut.
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