Definition of usquebaugh in English:

usquebaugh

Pronunciation: /-ˌbä//ˈəskwəˌbô/

noun

Irish, Scottish
  • Whiskey.

    • ‘This book even shows the origins of aqua vitae, akvavit and usquebaugh, all very important substances today!’
    • ‘In our English language the word is derived from the Gaelic word ‘uisge beatha’ or ‘usquebaugh’ which means ‘water of life‘.’
    • ‘The air is temperately cold and moist, and for a corrective the natives use a dose of usquebaugh.’
    • ‘Usquebaugh is a very celebrated cordial.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from Irish and Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha water of life; compare with whiskey.

Pronunciation:

usquebaugh

/-ˌbä//ˈəskwəˌbô/