usquebaugh[us′kwi bä′, -bô′]
Origin: see whiskey
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noun Irish & Scots
Origin: 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.