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Definition of "whiskey" []

  • An alcoholic liquor distilled from grain, such as corn, rye, or barley, and containing approximately 40 to 50 percent ethyl alcohol by volume. (noun)
  • A drink of such liquor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "whiskey" in a sentence
  • "Minnesota, an early adopter of such a law, uses the letter "W"—hence the term "whiskey plate"—on a plain white background."
  • "As also they have learned from the pale face the direful use of the fire-water, as they term whiskey, which is destroying thousands."
  • "Thady calls it their whiskey; not that the whiskey is actually the property of the tenants, but that it becomes their right, after it has been often given to them."