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whisky

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪski
 
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Definition of whisky in English:

noun (plural whiskies)

1 (also Irish & US whiskey) [mass noun] A spirit distilled from malted grain, especially barley or rye: a bottle of whisky [count noun]: he poured her a stiff whisky
More 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.
Synonyms
Irish & Scottish usquebaugh;
Scottish usque, screigh
informal screech
North American informal red-eye
2 (whiskey) A 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.

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