American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An alcoholic liquor distilled from grain, such as corn, rye, or barley, and containing approximately 40 to 50 percent ethyl alcohol by volume.
- n. A drink of such liquor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See whisky, whiskified.
- n. Ireland, US A liquor distilled from thefermented mash of grain (as rye, corn, or barley).
- n. Ireland, US A drink of whiskey.
- n. The letter W in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as whisky, a liquor.
- n. A light carriage built for rapid motion; -- called also
- n. a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
- From Irish uisce beatha and Scottish Gaelic uisge-beatha lit. 'water of life' (compare aquavit, from Latin aqua vitae). (Wiktionary)
- Shortening and alteration of usquebaugh. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Minnesota, an early adopter of such a law, uses the letter "W"—hence the term "whiskey plate"—on a plain white background.”
“As also they have learned from the pale face the direful use of the fire-water, as they term whiskey, which is destroying thousands.”
“Thady calls it their whiskey; not that the whiskey is actually the property of the tenants, but that it becomes their right, after it has been often given to them.”
“And the Live Journal spellcheck seems to believe that all "whiskey" is Irish.”
“In theory, vintage sports stories steeped in whiskey and cigar smoke, shipped straight from the Corona to the front page of the late edition, are worth revisiting.”
“While it's excellent for sipping, I could see using Matusalem as a substitute spirit in whiskey-based cocktails.”
“Yes, the distilled spirit known as moonshine, white lightning, white dog or simply white whiskey is the liquor of the moment, bringing together whiskey geeks, home distillers and high-end mixologists, all of whom find in the formerly clandestine rotgut a new means of expression, both for their palates and their politics.”
“The best way to drink whiskey is not unaged like that.”
“Old whiskey is just fine as long as it stays corked.”
“A shivery gray fellow named Hyppo, the Hypothermic Hippopotamus (see below), who sips whiskey from a flask and angrily fires wool socks into the crowd.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘whiskey’.
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
Vot? Stuff dispensed from vending machines. Don't ask vhy.
p.s. Generic, no brand names please.
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Vendors can get oddly creative.
As much fun to say as they are to eat.
Words I like mostly because of the way they sound and feel.
not necessarily eponyms, but might be
Words I like.
No rhyme or reason other than that I like the names. :-) For more flower fun, see these lists:
Rose words by mollusque
Rose varieties by mollusque
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Looking for tweets for whiskey.