craythur

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craythur ‎(uncountable), from Irish créatúr (creature)

  1. Whiskey, or sometimes spelled Whisky in the UK and Europe. The term is analogous to uisge beatha (the water of life). 'A drop of the craythur' is a popular if old expression
    • 1850 (approx.), Anonymous, Finnegan's Wake
      Now Tim had a sort o' the tipplin' way
      With a love of the liquor poor Tim was born
      And to help him on with his work each day
      He'd a drop of the craythur ev'ry morn.