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usquebaugh

[uhs-kwi-baw, -bah] /ˈʌs kwɪˌbɔ, -ˌbɑ/
noun
1.
(in Scotland and Ireland) whiskey.
Origin of usquebaugh
1575-1585
1575-85; < Irish uisce beatha or Scots Gaelic uisge beatha; see whiskey
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usquebaugh

/ˈʌskwɪˌbɔː/
noun
1.
(Irish) the former name for whiskey
2.
(Scot) the former name for whisky
3.
an Irish liqueur flavoured with coriander
Word Origin
C16: from Irish Gaelic uisce beathadh or Scot Gaelic uisge beatha water of life
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