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Definition of "hooch" []

  • Slang Alcoholic liquor, especially inferior or bootleg liquor: "bootleggers smashed on their own hooch” ( Christopher Hitchens). (noun)
  • Slang Marijuana. (noun)
  • Slang A dwelling, especially a thatched hut. (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 "hooch" in a sentence
  • "Watching Stephen King in overalls chugging a near vertical bottle of hooch is so lol-worthy you will pause and re-wind, I guarantee."
  • "But the word hooch was (and is) used by soldiers in Korea and Japan to refer to quonset huts and other structures."
  • "The hooch is a big wooden box, about half the size of the last living room I had in San Diego, and though the Marines generally stay eight to a unit, officers and staff sergeants (and myself, by extension) enjoy the spacious privileges of rank."