poteen

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noun po·teen \pə-ˈtēn, -ˈchēn, -ˈtyēn, -ˈthēn\
variants: or less commonly

potheen

Definition of poteen

  1. :  whiskey illicitly distilled in Ireland

Origin and Etymology of poteen

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


First Known Use: 1812

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