poteen

noun
po·​teen | \ pə-ˈtēn How to pronounce poteen (audio) , -ˈchēn, -ˈtyēn, -ˈthēn\
variants: or less commonly potheen

Definition of poteen

: whiskey illicitly distilled in Ireland

First Known Use of poteen

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poteen

Irish poitín, literally, small pot, diminutive of pota pot

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