Meaning of “whisky” in the English Dictionary

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"whisky" in British English

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whiskynoun [ C or U ]

UK US or Irish English whiskey uk /ˈwɪ us /ˈwɪ

B2 a strong, pale brown alcoholic drink, originally from Scotland and Ireland, made from grain such as barley, maize, or rye


  • Some strong alcoholic drinks such as whisky are made by distilling.
  • The whisky industry is campaigning for the taxes on different alcoholic drinks to be evened up.
  • A manhattan contains whisky and vermouth.
  • She likes her whisky neat.
  • He sought oblivion in a bottle of whisky.

(Definition of “whisky” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)