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horilka

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Etymology

From Ukrainian горілка (horílka), vodka). Compare South Russian горелка (gorélka).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /hoˈrilka/
  • Hyphenation: hor‧il‧ka

Noun

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horilka

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  1. Ukrainian vodka, sometimes flavoured with hot peppers.
    In return for a glass of horilka he took us to the other end of the village, showed us an empty hut, and introduced us to its owner. —Ekaterina Konstantinovna Breshko-Breshkovskaia

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This is a foreign term not fully naturalized in English, usually italicized.

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