1. n. strong or inferior liquor, especially whisky. (Folksy.)
Where is that jug of rotgut you used to keep around here?
The old man nearly went blind drinking all that rotgut.
2. mod. [of liquor] strong or fiery. D You’ve got to stop drinking that rotgut liquor and think of your health.
I won’t pay for this rotgut whisky. Give me something better.
3. n. weak or otherwise inferior beer.
I need a can of beer, and you give me this rotgut?
She can afford something better, but she drinks nothing but cheap rotgut.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • rotgut — ot gut, n. 1. Bad small beer. [Slang] [1913 Webster] 2. Any bad spirituous liquor, especially when adulterated so as to be very deleterious. [Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rotgut — also rot gut, unwholesome liquor, 1630s, from ROT (Cf. rot) (v.) + GUT (Cf. gut) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rotgut — ☆ rotgut [rät′gut΄] n. [ ROT + GUT ] Slang raw, low grade whiskey or other liquor …   English World dictionary

  • rotgut — /ˈrɒtgʌt/ (say rotgut) noun Colloquial alcoholic liquor of inferior quality …  

  • rotgut — noun Date: 1633 cheap or inferior liquor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rotgut — /rot gut /, n. Slang. cheap and inferior liquor. [1590 1600; ROT + GUT] * * * …   Universalium

  • rotgut — noun raw or poor quality alcoholic liquor …   Wiktionary

  • Rotgut — alcoholic liquor of interior quality …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • rotgut — Australian Slang alcoholic liquor of interior quality …   English dialects glossary

  • rotgut — rot|gut [ˈrɔtgʌt US ˈra:t ] n [U] informal strong cheap low quality alcohol …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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