poteen

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

Definition of poteen

: whiskey illicitly distilled in Ireland

Origin and Etymology of poteen

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


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