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usquebaugh Syllabification: us·que·baugh
Pronunciation: /ˈəskwəˌbô/ /-ˌbä/

Definition of usquebaugh in English:


chiefly Irish & Scottish
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 whiskey.

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