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 Dictionary entry overview: What does whiskey mean? 

WHISKEY (noun)
  The noun WHISKEY has 1 sense:

1. a liquor made from fermented mash of grain

  Familiarity information: WHISKEY used as a noun is very rare.

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WHISKEY (noun)

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A liquor made from fermented mash of grain

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Nouns denoting foods and drinks


whiskey; whisky

Hypernyms ("whiskey" is a kind of...):

booze; hard drink; hard liquor; John Barleycorn; liquor; spirits; strong drink (an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "whiskey"):

blended whiskey; blended whisky (mixture of two or more whiskeys or of a whiskey and neutral spirits)

sour mash; sour mash whiskey (any whiskey distilled from sour mash)

malt whiskey; malt whisky; Scotch; Scotch malt whiskey; Scotch malt whisky; Scotch whiskey; Scotch whisky (whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still)

rye; rye whiskey; rye whisky (whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt)

Irish; Irish whiskey; Irish whisky (whiskey made in Ireland chiefly from barley)

corn; corn whiskey; corn whisky (whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn)

bourbon (whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels)

Holonyms ("whiskey" is a substance of...):

manhattan (a cocktail made with whiskey and sweet vermouth with a dash of bitters)

old fashioned (a cocktail made of whiskey and bitters and sugar with fruit slices)

whiskey sour; whisky sour (a sour made with whiskey)

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