whiskey

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English[edit]

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Glass of Irish whiskey.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • whisky (England, Scotland, Canada)

Etymology[edit]

From Irish uisce beatha and Scottish Gaelic uisge-beatha (literally water of life), calque of Latin aqua vitae, from Proto-Celtic *udenskyos (water) + Proto-Celtic *biwotos (life).

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Noun[edit]

whiskey (plural whiskeys or whiskies)

  1. (Ireland, US) A liquor distilled from the fermented mash of grain (as rye, corn, or barley).
  2. (Ireland, US) A drink of whiskey.
  3. The letter W in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

Usage notes[edit]

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

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scottish Gaelic or Irish via English

Noun[edit]

whiskey m (plural whiskeys)

  1. whiskey (drink)

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

whiskey m (plural whiskeys)

  1. Alternative form of uísque.