What does whisky mean?

Definitions for whisky
ˈʰwɪs ki, ˈwɪs-whisky

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whiskey, whisky(noun)

    a liquor made from fermented mash of grain


  1. whisky(Noun)

    An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented grain and usually aged in in oak barrels

    Etymology: Early 18th century. Variant of usque, abbreviation of usquebaugh (compare obsolete whiskybae). From uisge beatha and uisce beatha. Compare aquavit, from Latin aqua vitae.

  2. whisky(Noun)

    A drink of whisky

    Etymology: Early 18th century. Variant of usque, abbreviation of usquebaugh (compare obsolete whiskybae). From uisge beatha and uisce beatha. Compare aquavit, from Latin aqua vitae.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whisky(noun)

    a light carriage built for rapid motion; -- called also tim-whiskey

    Etymology: [See Whisk, v. t. & n.]

  2. Whisky(noun)

    alt. of Whiskey

    Etymology: [See Whisk, v. t. & n.]


  1. Whisky

    Whisky or whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and corn. Whisky is typically aged in wooden casks, made generally of charred white oak. Whisky is a strictly regulated spirit worldwide with many classes and types. The typical unifying characteristics of the different classes and types are the fermentation of grains, distillation, and aging in wooden barrels.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whisky

    Whiskey, hwis′ki, n. a spirit made by the distillation of the fermented extract from malted and unmalted cereals, potatoes, or any starch-yielding material—the best qualities made either from malted barley alone, or from a mixed grist of barley-malt and dried barley and oats.—adjs. Whis′kified, Whis′keyfied, intoxicated.—n. Whis′ky-liv′er, cirrhosis of the liver, from too much whisky.—Whisky insurrection, an outbreak against the excise regulations which occurred in Western Pennsylvania in 1794; Whisky toddy, toddy having whisky for its chief ingredient. [Gael. uisge beathauisge, water, beatha, life; cf. L. vita, Gr. bios, life.]

  2. Whisky

    Whiskey, hwis′ki, n. a light gig.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. whisky

    The Devil's right bower.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    Trouble put up in liquid form.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Whisky

    An English form of the Irish “Uisquebaugh.”

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whisky' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3441

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'whisky' in Nouns Frequency: #1896

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How to say whisky in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whisky in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whisky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of whisky in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Ivan Menezes:

    We think it's very important for this country and for Scotch whisky.

  2. Karen Betts:

    The US is United States largest and most valuable single market, and over $ 1 billion of Scotch Whisky was exported there last year.

  3. Haris naeem dhoraji:

    Coffee black, water tap, whisky neat.

  4. Leonardo DiCaprio:

    So I came in the next day and Jack’s hair was all over the place, jack Nicholson was muttering to Jack Nicholson and the prop guy tipped me off that Jack Nicholson had a fire extinguisher, a bottle of whisky, some matches and a handgun somewhere. So I sat down at the table not knowing what to expect, and Jack Nicholson set the table on fire after pouring whisky all over the place and stuck a gun in my face.

  5. Professor Martin Tangney:

    In the production of whisky less than ten percent of what comes out in the distillery is actually the primary product, the bulk of the remainder are these unwanted residues - pot ale and barley. What we can do is combine these two together, create a brand new raw material, apply a different fermentation technology and convert the residual good material in here into high-value products and in particular this - biobutanol, which is an advanced biofuel which is an exact replacement for petrol or diesel.

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