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hooch 1

also hootch  (ho͞och)
n. Slang
1. Alcoholic liquor, especially inferior or bootleg liquor: "bootleggers smashed on their own hooch" (Christopher Hitchens).
2. Marijuana.

[Short for hoochinoo, from Hoochinoo, a Tlingit village where illegal liquor was distilled, from Tlingit xutsnuuwú.]

hooch 2

also hootch  (ho͞och)
n. Slang
A dwelling, especially a thatched hut.

[Alteration (perhaps influenced by hut) of Japanese uchi, inside, interior.]

hooch

(huːtʃ) or

hootch

n
(Brewing) informal chiefly US and Canadian alcoholic drink, esp illicitly distilled spirits
[C20: shortened from Tlingit Hootchinoo, name of a tribe that distilled a type of liquor]

Hooch

(huːtʃ; Dutch hoːx) or

Hoogh

n
(Biography) Pieter de (ˈpiːtər də). 1629–?1684, Dutch genre painter, noted esp for his light effects

hooch1

or hootch

(hutʃ)

n. Slang.
1. alcoholic liquor.
2. liquor illicitly distilled and distributed.
[1895–1900; shortening of earlier hoochinoo orig. the name of a Tlingit village alleged to be a source of illicit liquor (< Tlingit xucnu·wú literally, brown bear's fort)]

hooch2

or hootch

(hutʃ)

n. Mil. Slang.
1. a thatched hut.
2. any living quarters.
[1950–55, Amer.; probably < Japanese uchi house]

Hooch

(hutʃ; Du. hoʊx) also Hoogh,

n.
Pieter de, 1629?–88?, Dutch painter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hooch - an illicitly distilled (and usually inferior) alcoholic liquor
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
pruno - a liquor concocted from a mixture of ingredients (such as prunes and raisins and milk and sugar) that can be fermented to produce alcohol; made by prison inmates
Translations

hooch

[huːtʃ] Nlicor m (esp ilícito)

hooch

[ˈhuːtʃ] n (= alcohol) → gnôle f

hooch

n (esp US inf) → Stoff m (sl)

hooch

[huːtʃ] n (Am) (fam) → liquore m (distillato illegalmente)
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But ongoing construction will replace 270 hooches [with no indoor plumbing] with 44 four-unit apartment buildings and seven two-story, 72-occupant dormitories.
Thresher's in Mill Road also sold her two blackcurrant Hooches.