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firewater

[ fahyuhr-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈfaɪərˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər /
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noun
alcoholic drink; liquor.
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Origin of firewater

1820–30; fire + water; probably a translation of an expression in an Algonquian language, as Ojibwa iškote·wa·po· whiskey (earlier, other distilled liquors), equivalent to iškote·w-, combining form of iškote· fire + -a·po· liquid
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British Dictionary definitions for firewater

firewater
/ (ˈfaɪəˌwɔːtə) /

noun
any strong spirit, esp whisky
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