Branch-water meaning

Plain water, especially when mixed with a liquor such as whiskey.
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(chiefly southern us) Water from a stream.
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Water from a small stream or brook.
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Water, esp. ordinary tap water, as used for mixing with whiskey, etc.
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Plain water, especially when mixed with alcoholic beverage.

Pour me some bourbon and branch water.

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Origin of branch-water

  • branch stream water

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First recorded in 1835; the branch here is an american word for creek, a brook, a stream of clean drinkable water.

    From Wiktionary