silo drippings

silo drippings

1. dated slang Homemade alcohol, especially that which is distilled from corn. My uncle had an operation in the backwoods making silo drippings for him and his friends.
2. dated slang Alcohol that is obtained by tapping into a silo in which grain is stored and has begun to ferment. Apparently, some of those who were hospitalized had become ill by drinking silo drippings as a way of getting free alcohol.
3. dated slang Any low-quality alcohol, especially liquor or beer. Gimme a glass of your cheapest silo drippings, Johnny!
See also: dripping
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silo drippings

n. alcohol allegedly obtained at the base of a silo containing fermenting corn. The old-timer called his moonshine “silo drippings.”
See also: dripping
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