from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang Alcoholic liquor, especially inferior or bootleg liquor: "bootleggers smashed on their own hooch” ( Christopher Hitchens).
- n. Slang Marijuana.
- n. Slang A dwelling, especially a thatched hut.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alcoholic liquor, especially inferior or illicit whisky.
- n. A thatched hut, CHU, or any simple dwelling.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an illicitly distilled (and usually inferior) alcoholic liquor.
- n. A living quarters
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an illicitly distilled (and usually inferior) alcoholic liquor
Short for hoochinoo, from Hoochinoo, a Tlingit village where illegal liquor was distilled, from Tlingit xutsnuuwú.
Alteration (perhaps influenced by hut) of Japanese uchi, inside, interior.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Abbreviation of Hoochinoo, name of a specific liquor, from the name of the tribe which produced it, from Tlingit Hutsnuwu ("grizzly bear fort"). (Wiktionary)
Japanese うち (uchi, "house") (Wiktionary)