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moon·shine

 (mo͞on′shīn′)
n.
1. Moonlight.
2. Informal Foolish talk or thought; nonsense.
3. Illegally distilled liquor, especially whiskey. Also called regionally white lightning.
intr.v. moon·shined, moon·shin·ing, moon·shines
To distill and sell liquor illegally.

moon′shin′er n.

moonshine

(ˈmuːnˌʃaɪn)
n
1. (Astronomy) another word for moonlight1
2. (Brewing) US and Canadian illegally distilled or smuggled whisky or other spirit
3. foolish talk or thought

moon•shine

(ˈmunˌʃaɪn)

n.
1. Informal. smuggled or illicitly distilled liquor, esp. illicitly distilled corn liquor.
2. empty or foolish talk, ideas, etc.; nonsense.
[1375–1425; late Middle English mone schyne]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moonshine - the light of the Moonmoonshine - the light of the Moon; "moonlight is the smuggler's enemy"; "the Moon was bright enough to read by"
light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
moon ray, moonbeam, moon-ray - a ray of moonlight
2.moonshine - whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mashmoonshine - whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash
corn whiskey, corn whisky, corn - whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn
Verb1.moonshine - distill (alcohol) illegally; produce moonshine
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
distil, distill, extract - extract by the process of distillation; "distill the essence of this compound"

moonshine

(U.S.)
noun
1. bootleg, poteen (Scot. and Irish), hooch or hootch (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.) a bottle of moonshine
2. nonsense, rubbish, pants (slang), trash, gas (informal), bunk (informal), hot air (informal), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), twaddle, tripe (informal), guff (slang), havers (Scot.), claptrap (informal), hogwash, blather, piffle (informal), blether, bosh (informal), stuff and nonsense, foolish talk, tarradiddle, bunkum or buncombe (chiefly U.S.) The story is pure moonshine.
Translations

moonshine

[ˈmuːnʃaɪn] N
1. (= moonlight) → luz f de la luna
2. (= nonsense) → pamplinas fpl
3. (US) (= illegal spirits) → licor m destilado ilegalmente

moonshine

[ˈmuːnʃaɪn] n
(= illegal whisky) (mainly US)alcool m de contrebande
(= nonsense) → sornettes fpl

moonshine

[ˈmuːnˌʃaɪn] n (fam) (nonsense) → fandonie fpl (Am) (liquor, illegally made) liquore distillato clandestinamente; (smuggled) liquore di contrabbando
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An American businessman told us how prohibition was a miserable failure in Tampa, where bootleggers and farmstead moonshiners, along with Cuban rum boats, did such a rip-roaring trade that the city was one of the "wettest" in the States.
A middle-aged American businessman told us how prohibition was a miserable failure in Tampa, where bootleggers and farmstead moonshiners, along with Cuban rum boats, did such a rip-roaring trade the city was one of the "wettest" in the States.
Large-scale producers and distributors of illegal liquor protected themselves through bribery, while small-time moonshiners and bootleggers filled the jails.
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