or whis·ky

[ hwis-kee, wis- ]
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noun,plural whis·keys.
  1. an alcoholic liquor distilled from a fermented mash of grain, as barley, rye, or corn, and usually containing from 43 to 50 percent alcohol.

  2. a drink of whiskey.

  1. a word used in communications to represent the letter W.

  1. made of, relating to, or resembling whiskey.

Origin of whiskey

1705–15; short for whiskybae<Irish uisce beatha or Scots Gaelic uisge beatha, ultimately translation of Medieval Latin aqua vitae literally, water of life; cf. usquebaugh

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British Dictionary definitions for whiskey (1 of 2)


/ (ˈwɪskɪ) /

  1. the usual Irish and US spelling of whisky

British Dictionary definitions for Whiskey (2 of 2)


/ (ˈwɪskɪ) /

  1. communications a code word for the letter w

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