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

 

poteen

 noun
(also potheen) noun
BrE BrE//pəˈtiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈtiːn//
 
; BrE BrE//pəˈtʃiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈtʃiːn//
 
[uncountable] (Irish English) Alcoholic drinks
 
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strong alcoholic drink made illegally, usually from potatoes See related entries: Alcoholic drinks Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Irish (fuisce) poitín ‘little pot (of whiskey)’, diminutive of pota ‘pot’.