whiskey

[ hwis-kee, wis- ]SEE DEFINITION OF whiskey
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WHISKEY

Why have they not forbidden the sale of whiskey in all saloons?

Then Luke Shanders 'lowed he was cold, and asked if I had a drap o' whiskey.

The lights were put out, and then the two officers capsized the whiskey.

The whiskey was going round, and the lads were a little flushed.

Father, then here's all you done for me, by your lies and your whiskey!

Galton was mad innyway, an' had a glass o' whiskey in his hand.

He would not have brandy or whiskey, though he would not have refused wine had it been offered to him.

For we were in accord about this, that in New York whiskey is better than arak.

And this whiskey led us to what might have been a troublesome affair.

Why, I have been at the whiskey shop, spending my last sixpence.

WORD ORIGIN

1715, from Gaelic uisge beatha "whisky," literally "water of life," from Old Irish uisce "water" + bethu "life." The Gaelic is probably a loan-translation of Medieval Latin aqua vitae, which had been applied to intoxicating drinks since early 14c. (cf. French eau de vie "brandy"). Other early spellings in English include usquebea (1706) and iskie bae (1580s). Distinction between Scotch whisky and Irish and American whiskey is a 19c. innovation. Whisky sour is recorded from 1889.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WHISKEY

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.