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Webster 1913 Edition


Whisky

{

Whis′key

,

Whis′ky

, }
Noun.
;
pl.
Whiskeys
(#)
or
Whiskies
.
[See
Whisk
,
Verb.
T.
&
Noun.
]
A light carriage built for rapid motion; – called also
tim-whiskey
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Whisky

WHISKY

,
Noun.
A spirit distilled from grain. In the north of England, the name is given to the spirit drawn from barley. In the United States, whisky is generally distilled from wheat, rye or maiz.

Definition 2021


Whisky

Whisky

See also: whisky

German

Noun

Whisky m (genitive Whiskys, plural Whiskys)

  1. whisky (alcoholic drink)

whisky

whisky

See also: Whisky

English

Bottles of whisky from Islay in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK

Alternative forms

Noun

whisky (countable and uncountable, plural whiskies)

  1. (chiefly Britain and Canada) An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented grain and usually aged in in oak barrels.
  2. (chiefly Britain and Canada) A drink of this liquor.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 2, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      That the young Mr. Churchills liked—but they did not like him coming round of an evening and drinking weak whisky-and-water while he held forth on railway debentures and corporation loans. Mr. Barrett, however, by fawning and flattery, seemed to be able to make not only Mrs. Churchill but everyone else do what he desired.

Translations

Usage notes

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


Catalan

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky.

Noun

whisky m (plural whiskys or whiskies)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Czech

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky.

Noun

whisky f

  1. whisky, whiskey

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɪski/
  • Hyphenation: whis‧ky

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky.

Noun

whisky m (plural whisky's, diminutive whisky'tje n)

  1. (a glass of) whisky, whiskey

French

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wis.ki/

Noun

whisky m (plural whiskies or whiskys)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Synonyms


Galician

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky.

Noun

whisky m (plural [please provide])

  1. whisky, whiskey

Hungarian

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈviski]
  • Hyphenation: whis‧ky

Noun

whisky (plural whiskyk)

  1. whisky (US, Ireland: whiskey)

Declension

Inflection of whisky
singular plural
nominative whisky whiskyk
accusative whiskyt whiskyket
dative whiskynek whiskyknek
instrumental whiskyvel whiskykkel
causal-final whiskyért whiskykért
translative whiskyvé whiskykké
terminative whiskyig whiskykig
essive-formal whiskyként whiskykként
essive-modal
inessive whiskyben whiskykben
superessive whiskyn whiskyken
adessive whiskynél whiskyknél
illative whiskybe whiskykbe
sublative whiskyre whiskykre
allative whiskyhez whiskykhez
elative whiskyből whiskykből
delative whiskyről whiskykről
ablative whiskytől whiskyktől
Possessive forms of whisky
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. whiskym whiskyjeim
2nd person sing. whiskyd whiskyjeid
3rd person sing. whiskyje whiskyjei
1st person plural whiskynk whiskyjeink
2nd person plural whiskytek whiskyjeitek
3rd person plural whiskyjük whiskyjeik

Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky.

Noun

whisky m (invariable)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Norman

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky, ultimately from Old Irish uisce.

Noun

whisky m (plural whiskys)

  1. (Jersey) whisky, whiskey

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky, originally from Gaelic.

Noun

whisky m (definite singular whiskyen, indefinite plural whiskyer, definite plural whiskyene)

  1. whisky

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky, originally from Gaelic.

Noun

whisky m (definite singular whiskyen, indefinite plural whiskyar, definite plural whiskyane)

  1. whisky

References


Polish

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɨs̪kʲi/ or /ˈwis̪kʲi/

Noun

whisky f (indeclinable)

  1. whisky (US, Ireland: whiskey)

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky.

Noun

whisky m (plural whiskys)

  1. Alternative form of uísque

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowing from French whisky, from English whisky.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈuj.ski/, /ˈwi.ski/

Noun

whisky n (plural whisky-uri)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Declension


Slovak

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvis.ki/

Noun

whisky f nondeclinable

  1. whisky, whiskey

Derived terms

  • whiskový

Spanish

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky, from Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha and Irish uisce beatha (water of life). More at whisky.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡwiski/, /ˈwiski/

Noun

whisky m (uncountable)

  1. whisky (alcoholic liquor)

Swedish

Etymology

Borrowing from English whisky.

Noun

whisky c

  1. Whisky, whiskey (alcoholic drink)


This Swedish entry was created from the translations listed at whiskey. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see whisky in the Swedish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2009