Hooch meaning

ho͝och
Alcoholic liquor, especially inferior or bootleg liquor.
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Marijuana.
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A dwelling, especially a thatched hut.
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Alcoholic liquor; esp., liquor that is of low quality or that is made or obtained illegally.
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A place to live in; specif., a shack or thatched hut, as in Vietnam.
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1629?-84?; Du. painter.
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(North America, informal) Alcoholic liquor, especially inferior or illicit whisky.
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(military slang, Viet Nam era) A thatched hut, CHU, or any simple dwelling.
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Origin of hooch

  • Short for hoochinoo from Hoochinoo a Tlingit village where illegal liquor was distilled from Tlingit xutsnuuwú

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

  • Alteration (perhaps influenced by hut) of Japanese uchi inside, interior

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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Japanese うち (uchi, “house”)

    From Wiktionary