barley-bree

noun
bar·​ley-bree | \ ˈbär-lē-ˌbrē How to pronounce barley-bree (audio) \
variants: or less commonly barley-broo \ ˈbär-​lē-​ˌbrü How to pronounce barley-bree (audio) \

Definition of barley-bree

chiefly Scotland
: whisky also : malt liquor

First Known Use of barley-bree

1724, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barley-bree

barley + Scots bree or broo (bree)

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“Barley-bree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barley-bree. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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