hooch

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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.

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hooch (plural hooches)

  1. (North America, informal) Alcoholic liquor, especially inferior or illicit whisky.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Japanese うち (uchi, house)

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Noun[edit]

hooch (plural hooches)

  1. (military slang, Viet Nam era) A thatched hut, CHU, or any simple dwelling.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German hooch, the original inflected stem hō- reanalysed by analogy with the uninflected form because of word-final devoicing. From Old Saxon hōh, from Proto-Germanic *hauhaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kewk-, a suffixed form of *kew-. Compare German hoch, Dutch hoog, East Frisian hag, English high, Danish høj.

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hooch (comparative höcher, superlative hööchst)

  1. high
  2. tall

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