rot|gut [ `rat,gʌt ] noun uncount INFORMAL
an alcoholic drink that is inexpensive and not of good quality

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • rotgut — ot gut, n. 1. Bad small beer. [Slang] [1913 Webster] 2. Any bad spirituous liquor, especially when adulterated so as to be very deleterious. [Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rotgut — also rot gut, unwholesome liquor, 1630s, from ROT (Cf. rot) (v.) + GUT (Cf. gut) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rotgut — ☆ rotgut [rät′gut΄] n. [ ROT + GUT ] Slang raw, low grade whiskey or other liquor …   English World dictionary

  • rotgut — 1. n. strong or inferior liquor, especially whisky. (Folksy.) □ Where is that jug of rotgut you used to keep around here? □ The old man nearly went blind drinking all that rotgut. 2. mod. [of liquor] strong or fiery. D You’ve got to stop drinking …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • rotgut — /ˈrɒtgʌt/ (say rotgut) noun Colloquial alcoholic liquor of inferior quality …  

  • rotgut — noun Date: 1633 cheap or inferior liquor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rotgut — /rot gut /, n. Slang. cheap and inferior liquor. [1590 1600; ROT + GUT] * * * …   Universalium

  • rotgut — noun raw or poor quality alcoholic liquor …   Wiktionary

  • Rotgut — alcoholic liquor of interior quality …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • rotgut — Australian Slang alcoholic liquor of interior quality …   English dialects glossary

  • rotgut — rot|gut [ˈrɔtgʌt US ˈra:t ] n [U] informal strong cheap low quality alcohol …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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