from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Illegally distilled corn liquor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Whisky, especially Highland whisky.

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  • noun US, South Illegally distilled whiskey


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  • I spilled a whole cup in my car on the way home from lunch today. The lid popped right off. It turned my upholstery brown. Everything is sticky. It went in my lap too. I look like I peed my pants. Just thought I'd share.

    February 27, 2007

  • At the foot of the hill, there's a neat little still, with the smoke curling up to the sky

    By the smoke and the smell, you can painly tell, that there's poteen brewing nearby

    For it fills the air with a perfume rare, and betwixt both me and you

    When home you stroll, you can take a bowl or a bucket of the mountain dew...

    Now learned men who use the pen, have written your praises high

    That sweet poteen from Ireland green, distilled from wheat and rye

    Away with your pills, it will cure all ills of pagan, Christian or Jew

    Take off your coat and grease your throat with a bucketful of mountain dew...

    --traditional Irish song

    February 27, 2007

  • If THAT were the mountain dew I spilled, at least I'd have an excuse for my clumsiness. No, the stuff I stickied my car with is the supersugary, hypercaffeinated, nonalcoholic green tonic that supposedly turns nerds like me into extreme sports mavericks but in practice just causes zits. And turns upholstery brown.

    February 27, 2007

  • Oh. Eew.

    Actually, I knew that, but I figured it was a fine term to add to my Pogues list anyway.

    Gee, u, sorry about your brown pants. *snicker*

    February 28, 2007