moonshine

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moonshine(
mun
-
shayn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (beverage)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el alcohol
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(illegally produced)
He made a fortune selling moonshine during prohibition.Se hizo rico vendiendo alcohol durante la ley seca.
b. el aguardiente casero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Dad and grandpa toasted Father's Day with jars of moonshine.Papá y abuelo brindaron por el Día del Padre con jarros de aguardiente casero.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(nonsense)
a. las tonterías
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Don't pay any attention to him. He's the town's nut. All he talks is moonshine.No le hagas caso, es el loco del pueblo, solo dice tonterías.
b. las pamplinas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't believe you. There is no man in the moon. That's moonshine.No te creo, no hay ningún hombre en la Luna. Esas son pamplinas.
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moonshine
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (nonsense)
a. la sandeces
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (illegal alcohol)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. alcohol destilado ilegalmente
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moonshine [ˈmuːnʃaɪn]
noun
1 (moonlight) luz (f) de la luna
2 (nonsense) pamplinas (f)
3 (US) (illegal spirits) licor (m) destilado ilegalmente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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