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rotgut (n.)

also rot-gut, "unwholesome liquor; cheap, adulterated whiskey," 1630s, from rot (v.) + gut (n.).

updated on October 03, 2021

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Definitions of rotgut from WordNet

rotgut (n.)
any alcoholic beverage of inferior quality;
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