1. (US prison) illegally distilled liquor.
|AS VIII:3 (1933) 30/2: PRUNO. Fermented prune juice.‘Prison Dict.’ in|
|DAUL 164/2: Pruno. (P) An alcoholic home brew concocted of prunes and sugar.et al.|
|Thanatos 174: They sniff shoe glue and drink watered-down pruno—home brew—with a kick of a small frog and a four-day hangover.|
|Monster (1994) 286: We had just finished making a batch of pruno – jail-made wine.|
|You Got Nothing Coming 163: In addition to making bread [...] the bakers also mass-produce ‘pruno,’ a potent alcoholic brew available in such fruity flavors as orange, apple, and peach.|
|Love Without 162: If Jesus was in lockdown, he’d turn the water into pruno.‘Pure’ in|
|Happy Mutant Baby Pills 27: Pruno (that’s jailhouse hooch, made from fermented fruit, for you innocents).|
2. attrib. use of sense 1.
|I, Fatty 202: Compared to the pain and sandness [...] a pruno headache was pleasant.|