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


(in Scotland and Ireland) whiskey.


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Origin of usquebaugh

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

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British Dictionary definitions for usquebaugh

/ (ˈʌskwɪˌbɔː) /


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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