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hootch 1

 (ho͞och)
n.
Variant of hooch1.

hootch 2

 (ho͞och)
n.
Variant of hooch2.

hootch

(huːtʃ)
n
(Brewing) a variant spelling of hooch

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.hootch - 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
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When the payoff finally comes, however, it's every man, woman, and cat for themselves in a ruthless (and hilarious) quest for wealth, glory, and hootch whiskey.
When the payoff finally comes, however, it's every man, woman, and cat for themselves in a ruthless—and hilarious—quest for wealth, glory, and hootch whiskey.
Outside the hootch, we open mail, hundreds of letters from youth groups, scout troops, classes of school children.