whiskey

noun
whis·​key | \ ˈhwi-skē How to pronounce whiskey (audio) , ˈwi-\
variants: or whisky
plural whiskeys or whiskies

Definition of whiskey

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Whiskey

communications code word

Definition of Whiskey (Entry 2 of 2)

used as a code word for the letter w

Examples of whiskey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Char'd has a full bar, including a lineup of Japanese whiskeys. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Char'd, with a modern Korean menu, plans to open Thursday in the Third Ward," 16 May 2018 Onyx Spirits Company, a local producer of moonshine and aged whiskeys, announced today that its East Hartford tasting room will close in preparation for a move to a new location. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Onyx Spirits Plans Move; Will Close East Hartford Tasting Room," 9 May 2018 While a few brands may finish for a short time in an oak barrel, ours is rested for a longer, whiskey-like duration. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "What Is Aquavit, and Why Are They Suddenly Making Scandinavian Booze in Colorado?," 24 Feb. 2019 American cocktail drinkers seem more interested in whiskey, tequila and complex mixology than gin. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "The Investment Question to Ask at Your Local Bar," 24 Jan. 2019 This convivial cocktail lounge, accessible by invitation only, offers a menu of libations made with top-shelf Japanese sakes and whiskeys. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to the Little Tokyo of Mexico City," 23 Jan. 2019 Their Reposado, Anejo, and Extra Anejo are all aged at their Mexican facility in used white American oak whiskey barrels. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Two-Ton Stone That's Made Tequila for Centuries," 28 Nov. 2018 That extra real estate also quadruples the whiskey barrel storage capacity. Rene Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "Kybun Joya Shoes, sports collectibles, sushi, whiskey fill downtowns," 9 July 2018 Curtsinger loaded whiskey barrels into a pickup truck, covered them with a tarp and hauled them to potential buyers while wearing a Buffalo Trace shirt, authorities said. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "'Pappygate' ringleader gets shock probation after 30 days in prison," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of whiskey

Noun

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Communications code word

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whiskey

Noun

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

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The first known use of whiskey was in 1715

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whiskey

noun

English Language Learners Definition of whiskey

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

whiskey

noun
whis·​key
variants: or whisky \ ˈhwi-​skē , ˈwi-​ \
plural whiskeys or whiskies

Kids Definition of whiskey

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

whiskey

noun
whis·​key
variants: or whisky \ ˈhwis-​kē, ˈwis-​ How to pronounce whisky (audio) \
plural whiskeys or whiskies

Medical Definition of whiskey

: 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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