brandy

noun
bran·​dy | \ ˈbran-dē How to pronounce brandy (audio) \
plural brandies

Definition of brandy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an alcoholic beverage distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice

brandy

verb
brandied; brandying

Definition of brandy (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to flavor, blend, or preserve with brandy

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Guinness said the tropical drink contained 180 bottles of gin, 154 bottles of apricot brandy and 28 jugs of orange juice. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Pinky pull ups, mayo eating and other weird feats in the new Guinness World Records book," 8 Sep. 2019 Beverages: Tea, coffee, Irish and Scotch whiskies, liqueurs and cordials, wine, brandy, vodka and tequila. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "When new, higher tariffs are scheduled to start on Chinese imports and what may cost more," 23 Aug. 2019 The lavender syrup and brandy-like liqueur impart just the right level of sweetness and subtle flavor notes. Dallas News, "HG Sply's buzzy new drink is delicious, and supports local beekeepers," 14 Aug. 2019 Add the wine, brandy, the 3 tablespoons sugar, mint leaves, if using, and lemon rounds; gently stir to combine. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Peaches, raspberries and wine: This white sangria is bright and refreshing," 7 Aug. 2019 The Cider Farm Organically grown cider apples, brandy and hard cider. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "12 southern Wisconsin apple orchards you can visit, and maybe have a drink," 12 Sep. 2019 Keep it simple here with red sangria, loaded up with enough tequila, brandy and liqueur to turn your sea legs to jelly. New York Times, "A Very Full Day at Snug Harbor on Staten Island (and Where to Eat and Drink Nearby)," 28 Aug. 2019 Then a funny thing happened: The Dutch’s DIY brandy became a big hit. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "How Cognac Is Made (and How to Enjoy It)," 4 June 2019 In the olden days, brandy preserved the wine for the long voyage to England. Al Culliton, Bon Appétit, "3 Sherry and Vermouth Cocktails That Are Low-ABV and Downright Delicious," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of brandy

Noun

1650, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brandy

Noun

short for brandywine, from Dutch brandewijn, from Middle Dutch brantwijn, from brant distilled + wijn wine

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brandy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brandy

: an alcoholic drink made from wine

brandy

noun
bran·​dy | \ ˈbran-dē How to pronounce brandy (audio) \
plural brandies

Kids Definition of brandy

: an alcoholic liquor made from wine or fruit juice

brandy

noun
bran·​dy | \ ˈbran-dē How to pronounce brandy (audio) \
plural brandies

Medical Definition of brandy

: an alcoholic liquor distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice (as of apples)

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