[fahyuh r-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈfaɪərˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər/

alcoholic drink; liquor.
any strong spirit, esp whisky

“alcoholic liquor,” 1826, American English, supposedly from American Indians, from fire (n.) + water (n.).


Liquor; booze

[1826+; the term is attributed to North American Indians]


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