usquebaugh(redirected from usque)
n. Irish & Scots
[Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha and Irish Gaelic uisce beatha, water of life, whiskey (translation of Medieval Latin aqua vītae) : Old Irish uisce, water; see wed- in Indo-European roots + Old Irish bethad, genitive of bethu, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Brewing) Irish the former name for whiskey
2. (Brewing) Scot the former name for whisky
3. (Brewing) an Irish liqueur flavoured with coriander
[C16: from Irish Gaelic uisce beathadh or Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha water of life]
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us•que•baugh(ˈʌs kwɪˌbɔ, -ˌbɑ)
(in Scotland and Ireland) whiskey.
[1575–85; < Irish uisce beatha or Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha]
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