hooch

1 [hooch]
Also, hootch.


Origin:
1895–1900; shortening of hoochinoo

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hooch

2 [hooch]
noun Military Slang.
1.
a thatched hut of southeast Asia.
2.
any living quarters, as a barracks.
3.
a.
a prostitute's dwelling.
b.
any place, as a house, room, or shack, where a serviceman sets up housekeeping with a local woman.
Also, hootch, hoochie.


Origin:
1950–55 probably < Japanese uchi house (by back formation, construing -i as -y2); initial h perhaps by association with hut or < Ryukyuan dial. form of uchi with prothetic h-

Hooch

[hooch; Dutch hohkh]
noun
Pieter de [pee-ter duh; Dutch pee-tuhr duh] , 1629?–88?, Dutch painter.
Also, Hoogh.
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hooch or hootch (huːtʃ)
 
n
informal chiefly (US), (Canadian) alcoholic drink, esp illicitly distilled spirits
 
[C20: shortened from Tlingit Hootchinoo, name of a tribe that distilled a type of liquor]
 
hootch or hootch
 
n
 
[C20: shortened from Tlingit Hootchinoo, name of a tribe that distilled a type of liquor]

Hooch or Hoogh (huːtʃ, Dutch hoːx, huːtʃ, Dutch hoːx)
 
n
Pieter de (ˈpiːtər də). 1629--?1684, Dutch genre painter, noted esp for his light effects
 
Hoogh or Hoogh
 
n

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hooch
"cheap whiskey," 1897, shortened form of Hoochinoo (1877) "liquor made by Alaskan Indians," from the name of a native tribe in Alaska whose distilled liquor was a favorite with miners in 1898 Klondike gold rush; the tribe's name is from Tlingit Hutsnuwu, lit. "grizzly bear fort."
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Despite not understanding the lyrics to the melvins hooch, they enjoyed it nonetheless.
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