firewater NOUN informal strong alcoholic liquor.

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  • firewater — (n.) alcoholic liquor, 1826, American English, supposedly from American Indians, from FIRE (Cf. fire) (n.) + WATER (Cf. water) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • firewater — ☆ firewater [fīr′wôt΄ər, fīr′wät΄ər ] n. [calque of Ojibwa ishkodewaaboo, ardent spirits (rum, brandy, whiskey) < ishkodew , fire + aaboo, water, liquid] alcoholic beverage: now humorous …   English World dictionary

  • Firewater — Fire water is a term coined by Native Americans, referring to the method used to demonstrate alcoholic proof .Firewater is an indie rock group founded by Tod A. in 1995. He describes them as a wedding band gone wrong .… …   Wikipedia

  • firewater — n. whiskey. (From cowboy and Indian talk.) □ This firewater leaves a lot to be desired. □ This isn’t gin; it’s firewater! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • firewater —    whisky    As well as burning your throat and your guts, it is flammable:     Would I be consultant in exchange for a generous consignment of firewater? (Private Eye, September 1981) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Firewater (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Firewater Type = studio Artist = Tha Alkaholiks Released = January 24 2006 Genre = Hip hop Length = Label = Waxploitation, Koch Producer = E Swift, Breakmecanix, J Ro, Keezo Kane, The Rural, Danger Mouse, Evidence Reviews …   Wikipedia

  • Firewater (film) — Infobox Film name = The Firewater et. Tulivesi image size = caption = director = Hardi Volmer producer = Mati Sepping writer = Ott Sandrak Hardi Volmer narrator = starring = music = Olav Ehala cinematography = Arko Okk editing = Marju Juhkum… …   Wikipedia

  • firewater — noun Date: 1817 strong alcoholic liquor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • firewater — /fuyeur waw teuhr, wot euhr/, n. alcoholic drink; liquor. [1820 30; FIRE + WATER; prob. a trans. of an expression in an Algonquian language, as Ojibwa iškote·wa·po· whiskey (earlier, other distilled liquors), equiv. to iškote·w , comb. form of… …   Universalium

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