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
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.
He does not need insulin shots, no tonics, he drinks country made hooch, that is poison but yet it does not kill him.
On the steps and inside the hooch were the other guards and the troops who had entered the area the preceding day.
"So that's how they miscall hooch down in this country," ruminated
Country-made liquor also known as hooch has been the root cause of similar tragedies in the past; 170 people died in West Bengal last December from drinking tainted alcohol.
I know, it's not the respectable thing to do as an officer and a gentleman, but chugging the hooch is a crucial part of your tour of duty.
Our hero makes a still and mulcts from the chief shaman and others molasses, flour, a kerosene can and other implements to make a "hooch" (presumably from berries), invites the villagers in and gets them drunk.
An SF Captain was in a "hooch" with his ARVN Company Commander and Executive Officer.