usquebaugh

usquebaugh

[uhs-kwi-baw, -bah]
noun
(in Scotland and Ireland) whiskey.

Origin:
1575–85; < Irish uisce beatha or Scots Gaelic uisge beatha; see whiskey

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usquebaugh (ˈʌskwɪˌbɔː)
 
n
1.  (Irish) the former name for whiskey
2.  (Scot) the former name for whisky
3.  an Irish liqueur flavoured with coriander
 
[C16: from Irish Gaelic uisce beathadh or Scot Gaelic uisge beatha water of life]

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