Definition of rotgut in English:

rotgut

Syllabification: rot·gut
Pronunciation: /ˈrätˌgət
 
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noun

informal
  • Poor-quality and potentially toxic alcoholic liquor.
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    • When the heart truly aches, it doesn't matter whether you're drinking single-malt scotch or rotgut.
    • After all, the whole lime/salt ritual was originally meant to mask the taste of rotgut tequila.
    • If asked to put a name to their poison, they'd call rye, corn, booze, hooch, eel juice or rotgut.

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