Definition of white lightning in English:

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white lightning

noun

North American informal
Illicit homemade whiskey, typically colorless and distilled from corn.
Example sentences
  • For example, many cultures pride themselves on their foul-tasting local drinks, such as white lightning, pulque, chong, retsina, and so on.
  • He thinks wistfully of how he used to hop freights, white lightning in hobo jungles, go through the pockets of the recently dead.
  • I wonder if Bogart has ever had the pleasure of drinking a jar of 160-proof white lightning.

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Syllabification: white light·ning

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