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 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.
  3. (historical) A light gig or carriage.
    Synonym: tim-whiskey
    • 1768, Ignatius Sancho, letter to Mr. M—, in Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, London: J. Nichols, 3rd edition, 1784, pp. 7-8,[2]
      Look into old age, you will see avarice joined to poverty—letchery, gout, impotency, like three monkeys, or London bucks, in a one-horse whisky, driving to the Devil.
    • 1772, George Alexander Stevens, “The Portrait” in Songs, Comic, and Satyrical, Oxford: for the author, p. 202,[3]
      Ye Ladies of Lapland who beesoms bestride,
      Or, pair’d in Witch Whiskeys, aslant the Moon slide;
    • 1797, Charlotte Lennox, The History of Sir George Warrington, London: J. Bell, Volume 1, Chapter 4, p. 46,[4]
      At the appointed time Mr. Kettering’s one-horse chaise, or rather whisky, drove up to the door; for, as it was principally intended for him to visit his patients, when disinclined to mount his horse, it was built in the lightest manner, and without a head, that it might move with the greater expedition.

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.

Translations[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English whisky.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

whisky m (plural whiskys or whiskies)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Czech[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English whisky.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈvɪskɪ]
  • Hyphenation: whi‧s‧ky

Noun[edit]

whisky f

  1. whisky, whiskey

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English whisky.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (a glass of) whisky, whiskey

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English whisky.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

whisky m (plural whiskies or whiskys)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Synonyms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English whisky.

Noun[edit]

whisky m (plural [please provide])

  1. whisky, whiskey

Greenlandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English whisky (probably via Danish whisky).

Noun[edit]

whisky (plural whiskyt)

  1. whisky

References[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English whisky.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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
non-attributive
possessive - singular
whiskyé whiskyké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
whiskyéi whiskykéi
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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English whisky, alternative form of usque, shortening of usquebaugh, from Irish uisce beatha (literally water of life) and Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha (literally water of life).

Noun[edit]

whisky m (invariable)

  1. (countable and uncountable) whisky, whiskey

References[edit]

  • whisky1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English whisky, derived from whisk.

Noun[edit]

whisky m (invariable)

  1. whisky (light carriage)

References[edit]

  • whisky2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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]

Borrowed from English whisky, originally from Gaelic.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. whisky

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

whisky n (indeclinable)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Further reading[edit]

  • whisky in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • whisky in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English whisky.

Noun[edit]

whisky m (plural whiskys)

  1. Alternative form of uísque

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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]

Borrowed from English whisky, from Scottish Gaelic uisge-beatha and Irish uisce beatha (water of life).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

whisky f nondeclinable

  1. whisky, whiskey

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • whisky in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English whisky.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwiski/, [ˈwis.ki]

Noun[edit]

whisky m (uncountable)

  1. whisky (alcoholic liquor)

Further reading[edit]


Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English whisky.

Noun[edit]

whisky c

  1. Whisky, whiskey (alcoholic drink)

Declension[edit]

Declension of whisky 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative whisky whiskyn
Genitive whiskys whiskyns