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Webster 1913 Edition


Whiskey

Whis′key

,
Noun.
Same as
Whisky
, a liquor.
{

Whis′ky

,

Whis′key

}
,
Noun.
[Ir. or Gael.
uisge
water (perhaps akin to E.
wash
,
water
) in
uisgebeatha
whiskey, properly, water of life. Cf.
Usquebaugh
.]
An intoxicating liquor distilled from grain, potatoes, etc., especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize, rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made from malted barley.
Bourbon whisky
,
corn whisky made in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
Crooked whisky
.
See under
Crooked
.
Whisky Jack
(Zool.)
,
the Canada jay (
Perisoreus Canadensis
). It is noted for its fearless and familiar habits when it frequents the camps of lumbermen in the winter season. Its color is dull grayish blue, lighter beneath. Called also
moose bird
.

Definition 2021


Whiskey

Whiskey

See also: whiskey

Translingual

Symbol

Whiskey

  1. The letter W in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

whiskey

whiskey

See also: Whiskey

English

Glass of Irish whiskey.

Alternative forms

  • whisky (England, Scotland, Canada)

Noun

whiskey (countable and uncountable, plural whiskeys or whiskies)

  1. (Ireland, US) A liquor distilled from the fermented mash of grain (as rye, corn, or barley).
  2. (Ireland, US) A drink of whiskey.
  3. The letter W in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

Usage notes

The regional spellings whiskey and whisky are also used world-wide to distinguish regional drinks, for example bourbon whiskey, but Scotch whisky.

Derived terms

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French

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Scottish Gaelic or Irish via English

Noun

whiskey m (plural whiskeys)

  1. whiskey (drink)

Portuguese

Noun

whiskey m (plural whiskeys)

  1. Alternative form of uísque