moonshine

  • 1Moonshine — (dt. Mondschein) bezeichnet: Moonshine Kate, US amerikanische Country Musikerin Moonshine Willy, US amerikanischer Rockabilly Musiker …

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  • 2Moonshine — Moon shine , a. Moonlight. [R.] Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 2. Empty; trivial; idle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. Designating, or pertaining to, illicit liquor; as, moonshine whisky. [Dial. Eng., & Colloq. or Slang, U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3moonshine — (n.) c.1500, moonlight, from MOON (Cf. moon) (n.) + SHINE (Cf. shine) (n.). In figurative use, implying appearance without substance, from late 15c.; perhaps connected in that sense with notion of moonshine in water (Cf. MOONRAKER (Cf.… …

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  • 4Moonshine — Moon shine , n. 1. The light of the moon. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, show without substance or reality. [1913 Webster] 3. A month. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. A preparation of eggs for food. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 5. Liquor smuggled or illicitly… …

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  • 5moonshine — [n] illegally distilled alcohol bathtub gin*, bootleg, firewater*, home brew, hooch*, mountain dew*, rotgut*, white lightning; concepts 454,467 …

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  • 6moonshine — ► NOUN informal 1) foolish talk or ideas. 2) chiefly N. Amer. illicitly distilled or smuggled liquor …

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  • 7moonshine — [mo͞on′shīn΄] n. 1. MOONLIGHT 2. foolish or empty talk, notions, plans, etc.; nonsense 3. Informal a) smuggled whiskey ☆ b) whiskey unlawfully distilled; often, specif., such whiskey made from corn and not matured in barrels …

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  • 8Moonshine — Not to be confused with Moonlight. For other uses, see Moonshine (disambiguation). The Moonshine Man of Kentucky, illustration from Harper s Weekly, 1877, showing five scenes from the life of a Kentucky moonshiner Moonshine (meaning illicit …

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  • 9moonshine — 1. n. nonsense; humbug. □ That’s just moonshine! I don’t believe a word. D He’s a master at moonshine. 2. n. homemade whisky; any cheap or inferior liquor. □ This moonshine isn’t the best you’ve made. □ Moonshine is supposed to be s …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 10moonshine — [[t]mu͟ːnʃaɪn[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Moonshine is whisky that is made illegally. [mainly AM] 2) N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you say that someone s thoughts, ideas, or comments are moonshine, you think they are foolish and not based on reality. As… …

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  • 11moonshine — noun a) The light of the moon; moonlight. They watered down the moonshine. b) Illegally distilled liquor, so named because much of the manufacturing process often is conducted without artificial light at night when the moon is shining. He was… …

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  • 12Moonshine —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différentes œuvres portant le même titre. La Mission de Fatty (Moonshine) est un film de Roscoe Arbuckle sorti en 1918 Moonshine est un film de Charley Chase sorti en 1920 Catégorie : Homonymie de titre …

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  • 13moonshine — {n.} Illegally distilled alcoholic beverage made at home, mostly on a farm. * /Grandpa is at it again in the barn, making moonshine out of plums./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 14moonshine — {n.} Illegally distilled alcoholic beverage made at home, mostly on a farm. * /Grandpa is at it again in the barn, making moonshine out of plums./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 15moonshine — moon|shine [ˈmu:nʃaın] n [U] informal 1.) especially AmE strong alcoholic drink that is produced illegally 2.) BrE an idea or statement that is silly or wrong and does not deserve serious attention = ↑nonsense ▪ He regarded her plans as romantic… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16moonshine — noun Illegally distilled alcoholic beverage made at home, mostly on a farm. Grandpa is at it again in the barn, making moonshine out of plums …

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  • 17moonshine — homemade liquor, hooch, screech    Art invited us over to taste his moonshine homemade wine …

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  • 18moonshine —    whisky    From an illicit still, which is operated at night to avoid detection:     ... made their living by odd ends of trade, from moonshine, from cutting lumber... (Keneally, 1979) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 19moonshine — noun (U) informal 1 a stupid or impractical remark, idea, or plan: He regarded her plans as romantic moonshine. 2 especially AmE strong alcoholic drink that is produced illegally …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20moonshine — noun Date: 15th century 1. moonlight 2. empty talk ; nonsense 3. intoxicating liquor; especially illegally distilled corn whiskey …

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