whisky

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English[edit]

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Bottles of whisky from Islay in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK

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Etymology[edit]

Attested since the early 18th century. Variant of usque, abbreviation of usquebaugh (compare obsolete whiskybae). From Scottish Gaelic uisge-beatha and Irish uisce beatha (water of life). Compare aquavit, from Latin aqua vitae (water of life).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪski/, /ˈʍɪski/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: whis‧ky

Noun[edit]

whisky (plural whiskies)

  1. (chiefly UK and Canada) An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented grain and usually aged in in oak barrels.
  2. (chiefly UK and Canada) A drink of this liquor.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 2, The Mirror and the Lamp[1]:
      That the young Mr. Churchills liked—but they did not like him coming round of an evening and drinking weak whisky-and-water while he held forth on railway debentures and corporation loans. Mr. Barrett, however, by fawning and flattery, seemed to be able to make not only Mrs. Churchill but everyone else do what he desired.

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Usage notes[edit]

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


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English whisky.

Noun[edit]

whisky m (plural whiskys or whiskies)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

whisky f

  1. whisky, whiskey

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: whis‧ky

Noun[edit]

whisky m (plural whisky's, diminutive whisky'tje n)

  1. (a glass of) whisky, whiskey

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

whisky m (plural whiskys or whiskies)

  1. whisky, whiskey

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English whisky.

Noun[edit]

whisky m (please add plural)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈviski/
  • Hyphenation: whis‧ky

Noun[edit]

whisky (plural whiskyk)

  1. whisky (US, Ireland: whiskey)

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

whisky m (invariable)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English.

Noun[edit]

whisky m (plural whiskys)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɨs̪kʲi/ or /ˈwis̪kʲi/

Noun[edit]

whisky f (indeclinable)

  1. whisky (US, Ireland: whiskey)

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

whisky m (plural whiskys)

  1. Alternative form of uísque

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English whisky

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

whisky n (plural whiskyuri)

  1. whisky, whiskey

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Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scottish Gaelic or Irish via English.

Noun[edit]

whisky f nondeclinable

  1. whisky, whiskey

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English whisky, from Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha and Irish uisce beatha (water of life). More at whisky.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡwiski/, /ˈwiski/

Noun[edit]

whisky m (uncountable)

  1. whisky (alcoholic liquor)

Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

whisky c

  1. Whisky, whiskey (alcoholic drink)


This Swedish entry was created from the translations listed at whiskey. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see whisky in the Swedish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2009