Definition of usquebaugh in English:

usquebaugh

Line breaks: usque|baugh
Pronunciation: /ˈʌskwɪbɔː
 
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noun

[mass noun] chiefly Irish & Scottish
Whisky.
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  • This book even shows the origins of aqua vitae, akvavit and usquebaugh, all very important substances today!
  • In our English language the word is derived from the Gaelic word ‘uisge beatha’ or ‘usquebaugh’ which means ‘water of life‘.
  • The air is temperately cold and moist, and for a corrective the natives use a dose of usquebaugh.

Origin

late 16th century: from Irish and Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha 'water of life'; compare with whisky.

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