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 whiskyMore 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.
- 2 (whiskey) A code word representing the letter W, used in radio communication.More 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.
early 18th century: abbreviation of obsolete whiskybae, variant of usquebaugh.