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whisky – [hwis-kee] – noun:

  1. an alcoholic liquor distilled from a fermented mash of grain, as barley,rye, or corn, and usually containing from 43 to 50 percent alcohol.
  2. a drink of whiskey.

Etymology: probably a variant of usque, shortened from usquebaugh, from Gaelic ‘uisgebeatha’, ‘water of life’

Thoughts: Why in all the world is the word used in the definition? What good does that possibly do people?

 

 

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