usquebaugh[us′kwi bä′, -bô′]
Scot., Irish whiskey
Origin of usquebaughsee whiskey
nounIrish & Scots
Origin of usquebaughScottish 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.