hooch

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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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Noun[edit]

hooch (plural hooches)

  1. (Canada, US, 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. (Vietnam War era military slang) A thatched hut, CHU, or any simple dwelling.

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Alemannic German[edit]

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hooch (comparative hööcher)

  1. high

German Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German hôch, earlier (inflected stem hôg-). 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 höger, superlative an'n hööchsten)

  1. high
  2. tall

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Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian hāh, from Proto-Germanic *hauhaz. More at high.

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hooch

  1. high