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hootch (plural hootches)
- (archaic) Alternative form of
1911, Robert W. Service, The Trail of '98:
- "I can't hold my hootch so well as I could a few summers ago--and many hard Falls.
1920, Ralph S. Kendall, The Luck of the Mounted:
- "Th' few shots av hootch ye had tu throw inta yu' last night tu get ye're Dutch up must be makin' ye see double, me man.
1922, Robert C. Benchley, Love Conquers All:
- The basic idea of "Rip Van Winkle" would lend itself admirably to Broadway treatment, for Mr. MacKaye has taken liberties, with the legend and introduced the topical idea of a Magic Flask, containing home-made hootch.