from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Irish & Scots Whiskey.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. whisky/whiskey
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A compound distilled spirit made in Ireland and Scotland; whisky.
- n. A liquor compounded of brandy, or other strong spirit, raisins, cinnamon and other spices.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Distilled spirit made by the Celtic people of the British Islands, originally from barley. In this sense the term is still used in Scotland for malt whisky.
Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha and Irish Gaelic uisce beatha, water of life, whiskey (translation of Medieval Latin aqua vītae) : Old Irish uisce, water; see wed-1 in Indo-European roots + Old Irish bethad, genitive of bethu, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Gaelic, from Irish and Scots Gaelic uisge beatha ‘water of life’. (Wiktionary)