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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOOTCH

Only the trout in Star Pond would ever sample that hootch again.

Its because they aint got no brainsat least, what theyve got are addled with hootch.

Provin and Adams will blow the blues in their laugh skit "Hootch Mon!"

A hootch bottle in the hands of a jealous Seorita becomes an effective weapon, but I would call it more like fate than accident.

I want you to go to the hole in the rocks under Star Peak and lay this packet in the hootch cache.

Why, you poor dumb thing, Jake runs Canadian hootch for a livin' and Leverett's a trap thief!

Always he brought a bottle, and the excellent "hootch," as he called it, did much to make our lives bearable.

They found a dollar's worth of hootch would get more from the savages than a dollar's worth of anything else; so they used whisky.

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."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HOOTCH

alcohol

nounintoxicating, flammable liquid
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