Moonshine

 /ˈmuːnˌʃaɪn/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
moon•shine /ˈmunˌʃaɪn/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Informal Terms[Informal.]smuggled or illegally produced liquor.
  2. empty or foolish talk;
    nonsense.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
moon•shine  (mo̅o̅nshīn′), 
n. 
  1. Informal Terms[Informal.]smuggled or illicitly distilled liquor, esp. corn liquor as illicitly distilled chiefly in rural areas of the southern U.S.
  2. empty or foolish talk, ideas, etc.;
    nonsense.
  3. the light of the moon;
    moonlight.
Etymology:
  • late Middle English: moonlight. See moon, shine 1375–1425


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

moonshine /ˈmuːnˌʃaɪn/ n
  1. another word for moonlight
  2. US Canadian illegally distilled or smuggled whisky or other spirit
  3. foolish talk or thought



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