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 Whis’kers.Whisky-drinker. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Whis’ky.
 
Contraeted from the Gaelic ooshk-’a-pai (water of health). Usquebaugh, Irish uisge-’a-bagh (wator of life); eau de vie, French (water of life).   1
   L.L. whisky. (See L.L. WHISKY.)   2
   Whisky, drink divine (the song) was by O’Leary, not by John Sheehan.   3
   As a pretty general rule the Scotch word is whiskey, and the Irish word whisky, without the e.   4
 


 Whis’kers.Whisky-drinker. 

 
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