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Hooch

[hooch; Dutch hohkh] /hutʃ; Dutch hoʊx/
noun
1.
Pieter de
[pee-ter duh;; Dutch pee-tuh r duh] /ˈpi tər də;; Dutch ˈpi tər də/ (Show IPA),
1629?–88? Dutch painter.
Also, Hoogh.
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British Dictionary definitions for p de hooch

hooch

/huːtʃ/
noun
1.
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) alcoholic drink, esp illicitly distilled spirits
Word Origin
C20: shortened from Tlingit Hootchinoo, name of a tribe that distilled a type of liquor

Hooch

/huːtʃ; Dutch hoːx/
noun
1.
Pieter de (ˈpiːtər də). 1629–?1684, Dutch genre painter, noted esp for his light effects
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Word Origin and History for p de hooch
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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Slang definitions & phrases for p de hooch

hooch 1

noun

Liquor; strong drink; booze: and the bottles of hooch, and the free food on the job/ or guzzles hooch that he hides inside a big toy duck

[1897+; fr the liquor made by the Hoochinoo Indians of Alaska]


hooch 2

noun
  1. A Korean house, room, shack, etc: giggle timidly and plead: ''Come on to my hooch''
  2. A Vietnamese village hut
  3. An American barracks, esp a Quonset-style barracks in Vietnam

[Korean & Vietnam War armed forces; fr Japanese uchi, ''house'']


hooch 3

Related Terms

the hootchie-cootchie


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