Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Plain water, especially when mixed with a liquor such as whiskey.
  • noun Chiefly Southern US Water from a stream.

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  • noun plain water, especially when mixed with alcoholic beverage.

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  • noun pure natural water from a stream or brook; often distinguished from soda water

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[branch, stream + water.]

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First recorded in 1835; the branch here is an american word for creek, a brook, a stream of clean drinkable water.

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