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barley-bree

[ bahr-lee-bree ]
/ ˈbɑr liˌbri /
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noun Chiefly Scot.

liquor, malt liquor, or the like, especially whiskey.

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Nearby words

barley sandwich, barley stripe, barley sugar, barley water, barley wine, barley-bree, barleycorn, barlow, barlow's disease, barlow, joel, barm

Origin of barley-bree

First recorded in 1780–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for barley-bree

  • What more poetical life can there be than that of the men with whom we are now quaffing the barley-bree?

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)|John Wilson
  • By eight o'clock, however, he was merry with the barley-bree, and making a butt of himself to amuse the company.