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[puh-theen, -teen, -cheen, poh-]
  1. poteen.
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Examples from the Web for potheen

Historical Examples of potheen

  • He knew, by the simple taste, when the Potheen was sufficiently "above proof."

    Bits of Blarney

    R. Shelton Mackenzie

  • The potheen and the potatoes—what would Ireland be without 'em?

  • By the way, it would be unpardonable to quit Connemara without recording its "potheen."

  • Potheen, whisky made in an illicit still, once a favourite drink in Ireland, now almost unattainable.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

  • She sipped the potheen, ate a little bacon and cold potatoes, and presently declared herself well again.

British Dictionary definitions for potheen


  1. a rare variant of poteen
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