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Not just cheap, but terrible liquor designed mostly to get you wasted and not much else. The term originated in the old west when many alcoholic beverages were designed purely to be easily afforded by anyone and their dog and to get the drinker hammered, often times, these cheap alcohols would make the drinker sick (due to the extremely low-quality of the ingredients). These days, the term just means something that's not much better in taste than rubbing alcohol and good for nothing more than getting you piss drunk when you're on a budget.

The single easiest way to detect rotgut is just by looking at the bottle. If it's in a plastic bottle, chances are good it tastes like piss mixed with gasoline. More often than not, anyone who claims to like rotgut is a poser teenager who thinks getting drunk makes them Billy Badass.

Furthermore, a discerning drinker may consider anything below a certain standard of flavour as rotgut. If you can afford the "good" stuff, why the hell would you drink the bad stuff?
You want me to drink vodka from a plastic bottle? That stuff is rotgut, if they don't take the time to put it in a glass bottle, I won't take the time to drink it.
by Loki Carrere May 14, 2006
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You can tell by the way she walks, she got that WAP.

You can look at her face and tell she ain't got that WAP.
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Really cheap whiskey; popular with most winos.
Ted: Let's go over to my place for a drink.
Carl: Fuck that all you've got is that rotgut shit!
by barnie72 November 26, 2003
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cheap, strong liquor, also moonshine.
Bill ended up with a bad batch of rotgut from his still and went half-blind before he realized it was no good.
by Terminal Saint February 06, 2004
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A terrible smell that is released from the body after eating Mexican.
As Chad was poundin Kiersten's pussy a rotgut occurred and then she proceeded to remove him from her bed!
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a diarrhea-like condition caused by the consumption of various "old man" beers, such as Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, Miller High Life, or most notably, Milwaukee's Best.
This is the worst case of Rot Gut, I've ever had. I could shit through a screen door without hitting metal!
by Clinto-beans July 17, 2006
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The process of gastral distress from the consumption of stomach altering foods.
Categorized by these alert levels
Green Alert= Gastral Distress at a minimum.
Yellow Alert= Stomach pangs intensify and flatulence occurs
Red Alert= sharp pains and if have a sudden laugh you might shit yourself.
Brown Alert= shit has ruptured in your pants and you need a quick cleanup because you are disturbing others around you with the smell.
Orange Alert= gas has built up and your ass swells along with brown alert.
Mr. Hicks has a substantially strong case of "rot gut" because his ass is the size of a mack truck.
by blackjesus256 February 07, 2004
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