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straight whiskey

noun
1.
pure, unblended whiskey of 80 to 110 proof.
Origin of straight whiskey
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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  • Now Stephen had never learned to like straight whiskey, but he took down his share without a face.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • This indulgence consisted not in rare sprees but in the persistent daily taking of large quantities of straight whiskey.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • straight whiskey tasted abominably and returned no reward for his efforts.

    The Boy Grew Older Heywood Broun

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