A couple bottles of hooch.
Origin of hoochcontr. of Alaskan Indian; Indic hoochinoo, crude alcoholic liquor made by the Hoochinoo Indians (; from Hutsnuwu, literally , grizzly bear fort)
Origin of hooch; from Japanese uchi, house
- Alcoholic liquor, especially inferior or bootleg liquor: “bootleggers smashed on their own hooch” (Christopher Hitchens).
Origin of hoochShort for hoochinoo, from Hoochinoo, a Tlingit village where illegal liquor was distilled, from Tlingit xutsnuuwú.
Origin of hoochAlteration (perhaps influenced by hut) of Japanese uchi, inside, interior.
Abbreviation of Hootchinoo, name of a specific liquor, from Tlingit Xutsnoowú Ḵwáan, the group that produced it, from Tlingit Hutsnuwu (“grizzly bear fort”), the name of the village on Admiralty Island in which they lived.
- (military slang, Viet Nam era) A thatched hut, CHU, or any simple dwelling.
Japanese うち (uchi, “house”)