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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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~July 29, 1910 now they are more than just sparks in the trees, booming pockets of sound breaking the dusk you see them advancing, the brown of their boots parting the parting the grass, the hootch shimmying, the unstopped bottle, their shoulders, the rifles like sticks in boys' hands cocked for play, you know from how the rope hangs, the not yet noose, that this is fun, and they must surely find you.
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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.
Such extemporaneous meetings led to many "bar-napkin agreements" among the participants as they jotted down their ideas in the various unit "hootch bars."
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In a cold killing rage, I went to my hootch and grabbed a grenade, walked back to the bunker the XO was in, pulled the pin on the grenade, threw it into the bunker, closed the bunker door, and started back to the hootch.
Cartons of chocolates and other goodies went over really well with one's hootch mates.