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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hutʃ/
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  • Rhymes: -uːtʃ

Etymology 1Edit

Abbreviation of Hootchinoo, name of a specific liquor, from Tlingit Xutsnoowú Ḵwáan, the group that produced it, from Hutsnuwu (grizzly bear fort), the name of the village on Admiralty Island in which they lived.

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NounEdit

hooch (countable and uncountable, plural hooches)

  1. (Canada, US, informal) Alcoholic liquor, especially inferior or illicit whisky.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Japanese (うち, uchi, house)

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NounEdit

hooch (plural hooches)

  1. (Vietnam War era military slang) A thatched hut, CHU, or any simple dwelling.

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Alemannic GermanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old High German hōh, from Proto-Germanic *hauhaz. Cognate with German hoch, Dutch hoog, English high, Icelandic hár, Swedish hög.

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AdjectiveEdit

hooch (comparative hööcher)

  1. high

German Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German hôch, earlier (inflected stem hôg-). From Old Saxon hōh, from Proto-Germanic *hauhaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kewk-, a suffixed form of *kew-. Compare German hoch, Dutch hoog, Saterland Frisian hag, English high, Danish høj.

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hooch (comparative höger, superlative an'n hööchsten)

  1. high
  2. tall

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Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German hoch, Dutch hoog, English high.

AdjectiveEdit

hooch

  1. high
  2. tall

Saterland FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian hāh, from Proto-Germanic *hauhaz. More at high.

AdjectiveEdit

hooch

  1. high