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[hwis-kee, wis-] /ˈʰwɪs ki, ˈwɪs-/
noun, plural whiskies, adjective
whiskey (used especially for Scotch or Canadian whiskey). Unabridged
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noun (pl) -kies
a spirit made by distilling fermented cereals, which is matured and often blended
Word Origin
C18: shortened from whiskybae, from Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha, literally: water of life; see usquebaugh
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see whiskey.

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