[rah-kee, ruh-, rak-ee, rah-kee]
- a spirituous liquor distilled from grain, grapes, plums, etc., in southeastern Europe and the Near East.
Origin of raki
1665–75; < Turkish < Arabic ʿaraqī, equivalent to ʿaraq arrack + -ī suffix of appurtenance
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Examples from the Web for rakee
- a strong spirit distilled in Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, etc, from grain, usually flavoured with aniseed or other aromatics
C17: from Turkish rāqī