usquebaugh

[uhs-kwi-baw, -bah]
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Origin of usquebaugh

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

noun
  1. Irish the former name for whiskey
  2. Scot the former name for whisky
  3. 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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