who shot John

who shot John

1. slang Hard alcoholic liquor, especially that which is homemade; hooch. Sometimes hyphenated in this usage. Primarily heard in US. I could tell Pa had gotten into the who-shot-John again, so I knew to steer well clear of him. We were all pretty bleary-eyed after passing around the who shot John.
2. slang A disheveled or unkempt mess. Usually used in the phrase "look like who shot John." Primarily heard in US. You can't be going into an interview looking like who shot John. Go take a shower, brush your hair, and put on some clean clothes, for goodness' sake! Please don't take my picture. I look like who-shot-John right now.
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who shot John

n. moonshine; illicit whiskey. (Prohibition.) You know where I can get a little of that who shot John?
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