hoochinoo

or hoot·chi·noo

[hoo-chuh-noo, hoo-chuh-noo]

noun, plural hoo·chi·noos.

a type of distilled liquor made by Alaskan Indians.

Nearby words

  1. honshu,
  2. hoo,
  3. hoo-ha,
  4. hooch,
  5. hooch, pieter de,
  6. hoochy koochy,
  7. hood,
  8. hood molding,
  9. hood mould,
  10. hood rat

Origin of hoochinoo

1875–80, Americanism; orig. the name of a Tlingit village on Admiralty Island, Alaska, reputed to be a source of illicit liquor; alteration of Tlingit xucnu·wú literally, brown bear's fort (xú·c brown bear + nu·w fortified place)

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