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whisky

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English

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Etymology

Early 18th century. Variant of usque, abbreviation of usquebaugh (compare obsolete whiskybae). From Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha and Irish uisce beatha (water of life). Compare aquavit, from Latin aqua vitae (water of life).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈwɪski, ˈʍɪski/

Noun

Singular
whisky

Plural
whisk

whisky (whisk)
  1. (England and Wales, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented grain and usually aged in in oak barrels.
  2. (England and Wales, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A drink of whisky.

Translations

Usage notes

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


Dutch

Noun

whisky m.

  1. whiskey
  2. whisky

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈwɨs̪kʲi/ or /ˈwis̪kʲi/

Noun

whisky f. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|whisky]]

  1. whisky (US, Ireland: whiskey)

Slovak

Noun

whisky f. nondeclinable

  1. whiskey
  2. whisky

Singular

all cases whisky

Plural

all cases whisky


Spanish

Alternative spellings

Noun

whisky m. (uncountable)

  1. whisky (alcoholic liquor).

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