Definition of hooch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hooch

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//huːtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//huːtʃ//
 
[uncountable](informal, especially North American English)
 
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strong alcoholic drink, especially something that has been made illegally a bottle of hooch Word Origin late 19th cent.: abbreviation of Hoochinoo, the name of an Alaskan Indian people who made liquor.
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