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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOOCH

The sound of dancing came from the hall, with cries of "Hooch!"

"Let me get a shot of hooch, 'Slim,' and I'll tell ya everything," he whimpered.

Only at intervals and from a distance came the shouting of choruses and the loud "Hooch!"

All you need is to git out in the mountains—an' lay off the hooch.'

Kitty told me the hooch had got him right—but she didn't tell it strong enough.

He's dirty, an' ragged, an' bloated with hooch an' broke—an' yet, by God—he's a man!

He finds the bottle of hooch—and that's the end of the Siwash.

And, by God, when I win, it won't be because I couldn't get the hooch!

I tried to reach the hooch to destroy it, but they crowded me away.

Nor all during the day did he once ask for a drink of hooch.

WORD ORIGIN

also hootch, "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 said by OED to be from Tlingit Hutsnuwu, literally "grizzly bear fort."

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