Why, you poor dumb thing, Jake runs Canadian hootch for a livin' and Leverett's a trap thief!
Its because they aint got no brainsat least, what theyve got are addled with hootch.
Provin and Adams will blow the blues in their laugh skit "hootch Mon!"
A hootch bottle in the hands of a jealous Seorita becomes an effective weapon, but I would call it more like fate than accident.
Always he brought a bottle, and the excellent "hootch," as he called it, did much to make our lives bearable.
They found a dollar's worth of hootch would get more from the savages than a dollar's worth of anything else; so they used whisky.
I want you to go to the hole in the rocks under Star Peak and lay this packet in the hootch cache.
Only the trout in Star Pond would ever sample that hootch again.
also hootch, "cheap whiskey," 1897, shortened form of Hoochinoo (1877) "liquor made by Alaskan Indians," from the name of a native tribe in Alaska whose distilled liquor was a favorite with miners in 1898 Klondike gold rush; the tribe's name is said by OED to be from Tlingit Hutsnuwu, literally "grizzly bear fort."
As the supply of whisky was very limited, and the throats down which it was poured were innumerable, it was found necessary to create some sort of a supply to meet the demand. This concoction was known as "hooch"; and disgusting as it is, it is doubtful if it is much more poisonous than the whisky itself. [M.H.E. Hayne, "The Pioneers of the Klondyke," London, 1897]
[Korean & Vietnam War armed forces; fr Japanese uchi, ''house'']
Liquor; strong drink; booze: and the bottles of hooch, and the free food on the job/ or guzzles hooch that he hides inside a big toy duck
[1897+; fr the liquor made by the Hoochinoo Indians of Alaska]