whisky

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English[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

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 ‎(countable and uncountable, plural whiskies)

  1. (chiefly Britain and Canada) An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented grain and usually aged in in oak barrels.
  2. (chiefly Britain and Canada) A drink of this liquor.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 2, in 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]

Borrowing from English whisky.

Noun[edit]

whisky m ‎(plural whiskys or whiskies)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English whisky.

Noun[edit]

whisky f

  1. whisky, whiskey

External links[edit]

  • whisky in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • whisky in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɪski/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: whis‧ky

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English whisky.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (a glass of) whisky, whiskey

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English whisky.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

whisky m ‎(plural whiskies or whiskys)

  1. whisky, whiskey

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English whisky.

Noun[edit]

whisky m ‎(plural [please provide])

  1. whisky, whiskey

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English whisky.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈviski]
  • Hyphenation: whis‧ky

Noun[edit]

whisky ‎(plural whiskyk)

  1. whisky (US, Ireland: whiskey)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of whisky
singular plural
nominative whisky whiskyk
accusative whiskyt whiskyket
dative whiskynek whiskyknek
instrumental whiskyvel whiskykkel
causal-final whiskyért whiskykért
translative whiskyvé whiskykké
terminative whiskyig whiskykig
essive-formal whiskyként whiskykként
essive-modal
inessive whiskyben whiskykben
superessive whiskyn whiskyken
adessive whiskynél whiskyknél
illative whiskybe whiskykbe
sublative whiskyre whiskykre
allative whiskyhez whiskykhez
elative whiskyből whiskykből
delative whiskyről whiskykről
ablative whiskytől whiskyktől
Possessive forms of whisky
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. whiskym whiskyjeim
2nd person sing. whiskyd whiskyjeid
3rd person sing. whiskyje whiskyjei
1st person plural whiskynk whiskyjeink
2nd person plural whiskytek whiskyjeitek
3rd person plural whiskyjük whiskyjeik

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English whisky.

Noun[edit]

whisky m ‎(invariable)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English whisky, ultimately from Old Irish uisce.

Noun[edit]

whisky m ‎(plural whiskys)

  1. (Jersey) whisky, whiskey

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English whisky, originally from Gaelic.

Noun[edit]

whisky m ‎(definite singular whiskyen, indefinite plural whiskyer, definite plural whiskyene)

  1. whisky

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English whisky, originally from Gaelic.

Noun[edit]

whisky m ‎(definite singular whiskyen, indefinite plural whiskyar, definite plural whiskyane)

  1. whisky

References[edit]


Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English whisky.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

whisky f ‎(indeclinable)

  1. whisky (US, Ireland: whiskey)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English whisky.

Noun[edit]

whisky m (plural whiskys)

  1. Alternative form of uísque

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French whisky, from English whisky.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈuj.ski/, /ˈwi.ski/

Noun[edit]

whisky n ‎(plural whisky-uri)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Declension[edit]


Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English whisky.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

whisky f nondeclinable

  1. whisky, whiskey

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • whisky in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English whisky.

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