Definition of moonshine in English:

moonshine

Line breaks: moon|shine
Pronunciation: /ˈmuːnʃʌɪn
 
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noun

[mass noun] informal
  • 1Foolish talk or ideas: whatever I said, it was moonshine
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    • Why is this moonshine in a book that asks itself to be taken seriously on the solar system?
    • But I think it is moonshine to say that the photos were released out of a desire to show how his medical care is going.
    • We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider every thing as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.
  • 2North American Illicitly distilled or smuggled alcohol.
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    • They just built their stills and made up moonshine or any other liquor that they could.
    • When we got older we sat around and drank rum or moonshine out of coke bottles.
    • None of them had eaten anything all day so, as usual they were trying to fill their stomachs with beer and moonshine.

Derivatives

moonshiner

noun
sense 2.
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  • They relish telling stories about moonshiners, smugglers, and contraband runners who successfully fool and evade federal agents.
  • The road ends at Upper Killeyan, but it is worth walking the last mile to the coast, once the favourite haunt of smugglers and moonshiners.
  • Later I discovered he had been a bootlegger and moonshiner during prohibition and had gone to live on the mountain to flee a gang who thought he owed them money.

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