Us"que*baugh (?), n. [Ir. or Gael. uisge beatha, literally, water of life; uisge water + beatha life; akin to Gr. bi`os life. See Quick, a., and cf. Whisky.]
A compound distilled spirit made in Ireland and Scotland; whisky.
The Scottish returns being vested in grouse, white hares, pickled salmon, and usquebaugh.
Sir W. Scott.
A liquor compounded of brandy, or other strong spirit, raisins, cinnamon and other spices.
Brande & C.
© Webster 1913.