bar·​ley-bree ˈbär-lē-ˌbrē How to pronounce barley-bree (audio)
variants or less commonly barley-broo
chiefly Scotland
: whisky
also : malt liquor

Word History


barley + Scots bree or broo (bree)

First Known Use

1724, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of barley-bree was in 1724

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Cite this Entry

“Barley-bree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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