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whiskey

or whis·ky

[ hwis-kee, wis- ]
/ ˈʰwɪs ki, ˈwɪs- /
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noun, plural whis·keys.
an alcoholic liquor distilled from a fermented mash of grain, as barley, rye, or corn, and usually containing from 43 to 50 percent alcohol.
a drink of whiskey.
a word used in communications to represent the letter W.
adjective
made of, relating to, or resembling whiskey.
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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)

whiskey
/ (ˈwɪskɪ) /

noun
the usual Irish and US spelling of whisky

British Dictionary definitions for whiskey (2 of 2)

Whiskey
/ (ˈwɪskɪ) /

noun
communications a code word for the letter w
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