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[puh-teen, -cheen, -theen, poh-] /pəˈtin, -ˈtʃin, -ˈθin, poʊ-/

the first distillation of a fermented mash in the making of whiskey.
illicitly distilled whiskey.
(in Ireland) illicit spirit, often distilled from potatoes

“illicit whiskey,” 1812, from Irish poitin “little pot,” suggesting distillation in small quantities, from English pot (n.1) “vessel” + diminutive suffix -in, -een.


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