from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of whiskey.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented grain and usually aged in in oak barrels
- n. A drink of this liquor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An intoxicating liquor distilled from grain, potatoes, etc., especially in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In the United States, whisky is generally distilled from maize, rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is often made from malted barley.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of light gig or one-horse chaise. Sometimes called tim-whisky.
- n. An ardent spirit, distilled chiefly from grain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
Early 18th century. Variant of usque, abbreviation of usquebaugh (compare obsolete whiskybae). From Scottish Gaelic uisge-beatha and Irish uisce beatha ("water of life"). Compare aquavit, from Latin aqua vitae ("water of life"). (Wiktionary)