a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented grain and usually aged in in oak barrels
A drink of whisky
Origin: Early 18th century. Variant of usque, abbreviation of usquebaugh (compare obsolete whiskybae). From uisge beatha and uisce beatha. Compare aquavit, from Latin aqua vitae.
a light carriage built for rapid motion; -- called also tim-whiskey
alt. of Whiskey
Origin: [See Whisk, v. t. & n.]
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
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 beatha—uisge, water, beatha, life; cf. L. vita, Gr. bios, life.]
Whiskey, hwis′ki, n. a light gig.
The Roycroft Dictionary
The Devil's right bower.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Trouble put up in liquid form.
Etymology and Origins
An English form of the Irish “Uisquebaugh.”
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'whisky' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3441
Rank popularity for the word 'whisky' in Nouns Frequency: #1896
The numerical value of whisky in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of whisky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of whisky in a Sentence
Coffee black, water tap, whisky neat.
We think it's very important for this country and for Scotch whisky.
I don't see us doing that, the thing about Scotch whisky is we're going to be in Scotland come what may.
Japanese whisky has a good balance, compared with Scotch whisky, it does not lose the taste and flavor when you mix it with other drinks. It is easy to use as a cocktail base.
It's a male environment. They give you a whisky if you want a whisky. In the old days we had to go to female hair salons, i think we need to look better after ourselves. I think it's often been ignored, particular in South Africa.
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