bathtub gin

bathtub gin
homemade gin especially that made illegally (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑gin

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: a usually strong liquor made often illicitly and under makeshift conditions from spirits flavored with essences and essential oils so as to resemble gin

the speakeasies, the bathtub gin, the gangsters — Carl Jonas

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homemade gin, esp. gin made illegally during Prohibition.

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bathtub gin,
U.S. Slang. any homemade gin, especially during the period of national prohibition.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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