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whis·key

whiskey

 
pronunciation:
wI ski
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part of speech: noun
inflections: whiskeys
definition 1: an alcoholic liquor distilled from grains such as rye, barley, or corn and usu. containing forty to fifty percent alcohol.
Bars in the Old West were famous for serving whiskey.
definition 2: a single serving of this liquor.
He ordered a whiskey with soda.
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The word "whiskey" spelled with an "e" in the second syllable is the spelling used in the United States and Ireland for whiskey made in those countries. Similar liquor made in Scotland or Canada is spelled without an "e" in Canada and Britain.
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