What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?

white lightning

noun, Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
moonshine (def 1).
Also called white mule.
Origin of white lightning
1910-15, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for white lightning
  • Soon white lightning runners are also after them and all sorts of chaos ensues.
  • Next he selects a half-gallon jar of heart-stopping white lightning, as clear as vodka.
  • He lived in an earthen hovel, made his own brand of white lightning and died in a fire in the cabin.
Slang definitions & phrases for white lightning


adjective phrase

Tense; anxious; frightened: Are you as white knuckled as I am when traveling as an airline passenger?/ Metro's countless thousands of white-knuckled motorists (1980s+)

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

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for white lightning

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for white

Scrabble Words With Friends