See also: Whiskey
- whisky (England, Scotland, Canada)
Borrowed 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.
- IPA(key): /ˈwɪski/
- (without the wine–whine merger) IPA(key): /ˈʍɪski/
- Rhymes: -ɪski
- Hyphenation: whis‧key
- (Ireland, US) A liquor distilled from the fermented mash of grain (as rye, corn, or barley).
- 1753, “Historical Chronicle”, in The Gentleman's Magazine, volume XXIII, page 391:
- The exceſſive drinking of ſpirituous liquours, eſpecially whiſkey, is now become ſo common, that more people are killed by them, than by ſmall-pox, fevers, broken limbs, accidents, and all other diſtempers put together. And we are credibly informed, that in one dram ſhop only in this town, there are 120 gallons of that accurſed ſpirit, whiſkey, ſold.
- (Ireland, US) A drink of whiskey.
- The letter W in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
the letter "W" in ICAO spelling alphabet
- (a glass of) whiskey
whiskey m (plural whiskeys)
- whiskey (drink)
- “whiskey” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).