[ bahr-lee-bree ]
/ ˈbɑr liˌbri /
noun Chiefly Scot.
liquor, malt liquor, or the like, especially whiskey.
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Origin of barley-bree
First recorded in 1780–90
Words nearby barley-bree
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Example sentences 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?
By eight o'clock, however, he was merry with the barley-bree, and making a butt of himself to amuse the company.The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown