[uhs-kwi-baw, -bah]


(in Scotland and Ireland) whiskey.

Origin of usquebaugh

1575–85; < Irish uisce beatha or Scots Gaelic uisge beatha; see whiskey Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for usquebaugh



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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