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whiskey

Syllabification: whis·key
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wiskē
 
/

Definition of whiskey in English:

noun (plural whiskeys)

1 (also whisky) (plural whiskies) A spirit distilled from malted grain, especially barley or rye.
Example sentences
  • When they returned home they took bottles of whisky and vodka back with them and another row ensued.
  • We take our water and mix it with malted barley or grain to make a drink called whisky.
  • Maymond later told officers he had had six cans of lager, a bottle of whisky and had smoked a joint.
2A code word representing the letter W, used in radio communication.
Example sentences
  • I AM EN I SPELL ECHO NOVEMBER EN ROUTE I SPELL ROMEO OSCAR UNIFORM TANGO ECHO ROUTE TO I SPELL TANGO OSCAR TO YOUR LOCATION WITH TWO I SPELL TANGO WHISKEY OSCAR TWO ANTENNAS PERIOD.

Origin

early 18th century: abbreviation of obsolete whiskybae, variant of usquebaugh.

Usage

Is it whiskey or whisky? Note that the British and Canadian spelling is without the e, so that properly one would write of Scotch whisky and Canadian whisky, but Kentucky bourbon whiskey and Irish whiskey.

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