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firewater

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noun fire·wa·ter \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌwȯ-tər, -ˌwä-\

Definition of firewater

  1. :  strong alcoholic liquor



Examples of firewater in a sentence

  1. <the bartender recommended a drink made with the local firewater, a potent gin>



1817

First Known Use of firewater

1817


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