Definition of firewater in US English:

firewater

noun

informal
  • Strong liquor.

    • ‘Bull owners pride themselves on making their animals as aggressive as possible either by baiting them or feeding them large quantities of arrack, the local firewater.’
    • ‘Isn't it funny how changes of plans come so easily when firewater courses through your veins?’
    • ‘Harsh words elevated into a heated argument fueled by firewater on both sides.’
    • ‘Long ago, he divulged, after drinking the white man's firewater, he had lost control of himself, and Colonel Munro had ordered that he be publicly beaten.’
    • ‘His fondness for the firewater cost him a seven-day jail sentence earlier this month following a second drink-driving offence.’
    • ‘As we danced and drank firewater away from the crush, thug after thug was hauled out of the crowd, some spattered with blood, others merely loaded to the gunwales with stolen booty.’
    • ‘He hasn't had a taste of firewater in eight years.’
    • ‘If you've over-indulged in those fine New Zealand wines or given into the temptation to taste the Indian firewater made from cashew nuts, your body may not be thanking you the following day.’
    • ‘I had barely set foot in the door when I had a glass of firewater thrown into my hand by one of my mum's friends.’
    • ‘You learn humility pretty quickly, he says, when you're on your own in Bradford on a Friday night and five big blokes on firewater want to beat the hell out of you.’
    • ‘This ritual educated me in some of the most important cornerstones of life: family, friends, and firewater.’
    • ‘Bulgarians begin the meal with a salad which is taken with rakia, the national firewater, and consumed ever so slowly.’
    • ‘And like tequila - not long ago viewed as firewater for party animals - rum is being offered in an expanding array of aged ‘sipping’ varieties.’
    • ‘Her voice was slightly hoarse from the firewater and recent awakening.’
    • ‘‘I tasted it and it was pure firewater,’ Taylor said.’
    • ‘They hunted, fished and stole ponies, and occasionally when a trader came and supplied them, they drank firewater and fought with one another.’
    • ‘I make spot inspections and sometimes leave with an occasional bottle of overpriced firewater.’
    • ‘Reading your posts is like drinking firewater.’
    • ‘Through its website it has proved itself to be an unrivalled source of the best firewater in the world.’
    • ‘Beaches and the ‘body beautiful’, samba and beer, football and the local firewater called cachaca are a way of life here.’
    alcohol, alcoholic drink, liquor, intoxicating liquor, drink, strong drink, spirits, intoxicants
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