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whiskey

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English

Alternative spellings

  • whisky (England, Scotland, Canada)

Etymology

Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha and Irish uisce beatha lit. 'water of life' (cf. aquavit < Latin aqua vitae).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
whiskey

Plural
whisk

whiskey (whisk)
  1. (Ireland, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A distilled alcoholic liquor made from fermented grain, usually aged by storing in oak barrels.
  2. (Ireland, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A drink of whiskey.
  3. The letter W in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

Usage notes

The regional spellings whiskey and whisky are also used world-wide to distinguish regional whiskies, for example bourbon whiskey, but Scotch whisky.

Translations


French

Noun

whiskey m.

  1. whisky (alcoholic drink)


This French entry was created from the translations listed at whisky. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see whiskey in the French Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008

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