whiskey

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noun whis·key \ˈhwi-skē, ˈwi-\
variants: or

whisky

Definition of whiskey

plural

whiskeys

or

whiskies

  1. 1 :  a liquor distilled from fermented wort (such as that obtained from rye, corn, or barley mash)

  2. 2 :  a drink of whiskey

Origin and Etymology of whiskey

Irish uisce beatha & Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha, literally, water of life


First Known Use: 1715

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms


Whiskey

whis·key

Definition of Whiskey

  1. —a communications code word for the letter w

1952

First Known Use of whiskey

1952


WHISKEY Defined for English Language Learners

whiskey

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Definition of whiskey for English Language Learners

  • : a strong alcoholic drink made from a grain (such as rye, corn, or barley)


WHISKEY Defined for Kids

whiskey

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noun whis·key \ˈhwi-skē, ˈwi-\
variants: or

whisky

\ˈhwi-skē, ˈwi-\

Definition of whiskey for Students

plural

whiskeys

or

whiskies

  1. :  a strong alcoholic drink usually made from grain (as of rye or barley)


Medical Dictionary

whiskey

noun whis·key
variants: or

whisky

\ˈhwis-kē, ˈwis-\play

Medical Definition of whiskey

plural

whiskeys

or

whiskies

  1. :  a liquor that is distilled from the fermented mash of grain (as rye, corn, or barley) and was formerly used medicinally as a sedative and vasodilator



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