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Definition of "firewater" [firewater]

  • Slang Strong liquor, especially whiskey. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "firewater" in a sentence
  • "They bring out the aguardiente, the firewater, which is about eighty percent pure alcohol."
  • "In fact, it's an aguardiente, or "firewater" liquor between between 30 and 60% alcohol content."
  • "Monnet was a lapsed Catholic who married a divorcee - with a somewhat shady past which included selling, illegally, "firewater" to Canadian Indians."