usquebaugh

[ uhs-kwi-baw, -bah ]
/ ˈʌs kwɪˌbɔ, -ˌbɑ /

noun

(in Scotland and Ireland) whiskey.

Nearby words

  1. usp unit,
  2. uspallata pass,
  3. usphs,
  4. uspo,
  5. usps,
  6. usr,
  7. usrc,
  8. uss,
  9. ussher,
  10. ussher, james

Origin of usquebaugh

1575–85; < Irish uisce beatha or Scots Gaelic uisge beatha; see whiskey

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British Dictionary definitions for usquebaugh

usquebaugh

/ (ˈʌskwɪˌbɔː) /

noun

Irish the former name for whiskey
Scot the former name for whisky
an Irish liqueur flavoured with coriander

Word Origin for usquebaugh

C16: from Irish Gaelic uisce beathadh or Scot Gaelic uisge beatha water of life

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