Voteen vs Poteen - What's the difference?

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In ireland|lang=en terms the difference between voteen and poteen

is that voteen is (ireland) an ostentatiously pious person while poteen is (ireland) illegally produced irish whiskey; moonshine.

As nouns the difference between voteen and poteen

is that voteen is (ireland) an ostentatiously pious person while poteen is (ireland) illegally produced irish whiskey; moonshine.

voteen

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (Ireland) An ostentatiously pious person.
  • Synonyms

    * crawthumper English words suffixed with -een

    poteen

    English

    (wikipedia poteen)

    Alternative forms

    * potcheen * potheen * poitin

    Noun

  • (Ireland) Illegally produced Irish whiskey; moonshine.
  • * 1835', Philip Dixon Hardy, ''The '''Poteen Still: A Tale Founded on Fact'', in ''The Dublin Penny Journal ,
  • The Irish peasantry practice the distillation of that illicit spirituous liquor, so well known by the name of poteen whiskey , with a most unaccountable infatuation.
  • * 1907 , ,
  • “Make haste now and go up and tell your mother to hide the poteen'”—his mother used to sell ' poteen —“for I’m after seeing the biggest party of peelers and yeomanry passing by on the rocks was ever seen on the island.”
  • * 2002 , Joseph O'Connor, Star of the Sea , Vintage 2003, page 92:
  • He began to rove the country at night, trudging out to shebeens or crossroads dances, to the ceilidhs and poteen sessions that sometimes followed Fair Days in the small towns of Connemara.

    Usage notes

    This term usually refers to illegally-produced whiskey; whiskey produced in the same way but legally is usually not referred to as poteen . English words suffixed with -een ----