Etymology
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poteen (n.)

"whiskey made in Ireland," especially the strong sort distilled privately and illicitly, 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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Definitions of poteen

poteen (n.)
unlawfully distilled Irish whiskey;
From wordnet.princeton.edu