Definition of whisky in English:

whisky

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪski
 
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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
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    • 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
    the water of life; 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.
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    • 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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