Usquebaugh
Usquebaugh Us"que*baugh, n. [Ir. or Gael. uisge beatha, literally, water of life; uisge water + beatha life; akin to Gr. bi`os life. See {Quick}, a., and cf. {Whisky}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A compound distilled spirit made in Ireland and Scotland; whisky. [1913 Webster]

The Scottish returns being vested in grouse, white hares, pickled salmon, and usquebaugh. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. A liquor compounded of brandy, or other strong spirit, raisins, cinnamon and other spices. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]


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  • Usquebaugh — (spr. Öskwibah), ein in England u. Irland bereiteter Gewürzbranntwein …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Usquebaugh — (spr. öskwibao), irländ. Gewürzbranntwein; s. Whisky …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • usquebaugh — [us′kwi bä΄, us′kwibô΄] n. [see WHISKEY] [Scot. or Irish] WHISKEY …   English World dictionary

  • Usquebaugh — Single Malt Whisky mit Nosing Glas Blended Scotch Whisky mit Tumbler Whisky ( …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • usquebaugh — noun /ˈʌskwɪbɔː/ whisky/whiskey , 1922: You’re darned witty. Three drams of usquebaugh you drank with Dan Deasy’s ducats. James Joyce, Ulysses …   Wiktionary

  • usquebaugh — noun Etymology: Irish uisce beatha Date: 1581 Irish & Scottish whiskey …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • usquebaugh — /us kwi baw , bah /, n. (in Scotland and Ireland) whiskey. [1575 85; < Ir uisce beatha or ScotGael uisge beatha; see WHISKEY] * * * …   Universalium

  • usquebaugh — [ ʌskwɪbɔ:] noun chiefly Irish & Scottish whisky. Origin C16: from Ir. and Sc. Gaelic uisge beatha water of life ; cf. whisky …   English new terms dictionary

  • usquebaugh — us·que·baugh …   English syllables

  • usquebaugh — us•que•baugh [[t]ˈʌs kwɪˌbɔ, ˌbɑ[/t]] n. scot. (in Scotland and Ireland) whiskey • Etymology: 1575–85; < Ir uisce beatha or ScotGael uisge beatha …   From formal English to slang

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