whisky

[ hwis-kee, wis- ]
/ ˈʰwɪs ki, ˈwɪs- /
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noun, plural whis·kies, adjective

whiskey (used especially for Scotch or Canadian whiskey).

Definition for whisky (2 of 2)

whiskey

or whis·ky

[ hwis-kee, wis- ]
/ ˈʰwɪs ki, ˈwɪs- /

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.

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 whisky (1 of 3)

whisky

/ (ˈwɪskɪ) /

noun plural -kies

a spirit made by distilling fermented cereals, which is matured and often blended

Word Origin for whisky

C18: shortened from whiskybae, from Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha, literally: water of life; see usquebaugh

British Dictionary definitions for whisky (2 of 3)

Whiskey

/ (ˈwɪskɪ) /

noun

communications a code word for the letter w

British Dictionary definitions for whisky (3 of 3)

whiskey

/ (ˈwɪskɪ) /

noun

the usual Irish and US spelling of whisky
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