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Usquebaugh definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

USQUEBAUGH, n.
A compound distilled spirit. From this word, by corruption, we have whiskey.

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Irish uisce beatha Date: 1581 Irish & Scottish whiskey

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. esp. Ir. & Sc. whisky. Etymology: Ir. & Sc. Gael. uisge beatha water of life: cf. WHISKY

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Usquebaugh Us"que*baugh, n. [Ir. or Gael. uisge beatha, literally, water of life; uisge water + beatha life; akin to Gr. bi`os life. See Quick, a., and cf. Whisky.] 1. A compound distilled spirit made in Ireland and Scotland; whisky. The Scottish returns being vested in grouse, white hares, pickled salmon, and usquebaugh. --Sir W. Scott. 2. A liquor compounded of brandy, or other strong spirit, raisins, cinnamon and other spices. --Brande & C.



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