Definition of rotgut in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrätˌɡət/


Poor-quality and potentially toxic alcoholic liquor.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: rot·gut

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