noun[mass noun] chiefly Irish & Scottish
- Whisky.More example sentences
- 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.
late 16th century: from Irish and Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha 'water of life'; compare with whisky.
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