Whisky Whis"ky, Whiskey Whis"key, n. [Ir. or Gael. uisge water (perhaps akin to E. wash, water) in uisgebeatha whiskey, properly, water of life. Cf. {Usquebaugh}.] An intoxicating liquor distilled from grain, potatoes, etc., especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize, rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made from malted barley. [1913 Webster]

{Bourbon whisky}, corn whisky made in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

{Crooked whisky}. See under {Crooked}.

{Whisky Jack} (Zo["o]l.), the Canada jay ({Perisoreus Canadensis}). It is noted for its fearless and familiar habits when it frequents the camps of lumbermen in the winter season. Its color is dull grayish blue, lighter beneath. Called also {moose bird}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • whiskey — [ wiskɛ ] n. m. • 1753; même o. que whisky ♦ Whisky irlandais à base d orge, distillé en alambic. ● whiskey nom masculin Nom donné au whisky fabriqué en Irlande et aux États Unis. whiskey [wiskɛ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1753, in T. L. F.; forme celtisante ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • whiskey — n. pl. whiskies [hwis′kē, wis′kē] n. whiskeys or whiskies [short for usquebaugh < Ir uisce beathadh (or Gael uisge beatha) < uisce, WATER + beathadh, life < IE base * gwi , * gwei , to live > BIO ] 1. a strong alcoholic liquor… …   English World dictionary

  • Whiskey — Whis key, Whisky Whis ky, n.; pl. {Whiskeys}or {Whiskies}. [See {Whisk}, v. t. & n.] A light carriage built for rapid motion; called also {tim whiskey}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whiskey — 1715, from Gaelic uisge beatha whisky, lit. water of life, from O.Ir. uisce water + bethu life. The Gaelic is probably a loan translation of M.L. aqua vitae, which had been applied to intoxicating drinks since early 14c. (Cf. Fr. eau de vie… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Whiskey — Whis key, n. Same as {Whisky}, a liquor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whiskey — (uiski) d.h. Wasser, in Irland u. Hochschottland Gerstenbranntwein, in Nordamerika Maisbranntwein. Auch Name einer einspännigen offenen Chaise mit hohem Gestelle …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • whiskey — ou whisky (oui ski) s. m. Nom vulgaire de l eau de vie de grains dans les basses terres d Écosse répondant à usquebaug des hautes terres. Le whisky se fabrique en Écosse et en Irlande avec l orge et l avoine, après les avoir soumises à la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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  • whiskey — /hwis kee, wis /, n., pl. whiskeys, adj. n. 1. an alcoholic liquor distilled from a fermented mash of grain, as barley, rye, or corn, and usually containing from 43 to 50 percent alcohol. 2. a drink of whiskey. 3. a word used in communications to …   Universalium

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