Meaning of white lightning in English:

white lightning


mass nouninformal North American
  • Illicit home-made whiskey, typically colourless and distilled from corn.

    • ‘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.’