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whiskey(chiefly US + Ireland)noun
or chiefly Britishwhisky/ˈwɪski/
whiskey(chiefly US + Ireland)
or chiefly British whisky /ˈwɪski/
Learner's definition of WHISKEY  
[count, noncount]
: a strong alcoholic drink made from a grain (such as rye, corn, or barley)
◊ The usual spelling in the U.S. and Ireland is whiskey, but some writers use whisky when referring to the drink made in Scotland. In British and Canadian English, whisky is the usual spelling but whiskey is used for American and Irish whiskey.
— compare bourbon, scotch
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