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

Examples of brandy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Contrary to its name, the retailer is a massive hotspot for tons of different types of alcohol, ranging from Scotch whiskey to brandy and just about everything in-between. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Cheers! Here's how to get your alcohol delivered for less," 10 Sep. 2020 Keeley and Getchel plan to produce brandy and whiskey at their distillery. Chuck Fieldman, chicagotribune.com, "New distillery seeks TIF grant from Clarendon Hills to help cover construction costs," 31 Aug. 2020 This is typically the path followed by winemakers, although some may choose to use the less neutral brandy, which brings color and flavor to the party. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "This isn't your grandpa's port. These Arizona wineries are aging the next big thing," 19 Aug. 2020 And on the brandy front, don’t miss the Jepson Old Stock. Sara Schneider, SFChronicle.com, "Jaxon Keys: farmhouse spirit for red wine lovers," 10 Aug. 2020 And like Pierce’s partnership, Bostock has recently been able to fortify the Boxcar with brandy distilled at San Tan Brewery with Dos Cabezas wine. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, "This isn't your grandpa's port. These Arizona wineries are aging the next big thing," 19 Aug. 2020 Nahori is back to making fruit brandy, but hardly anyone visits his distillery to buy it. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "South Florida craft distilleries are sitting on hundreds of gallons of unsold hand sanitizer," 13 Aug. 2020 Temuri carried two plastic jugs, one filled with red wine, the other chacha, a local brandy. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Joy of Making New Friends Through Google Translate," 11 Aug. 2020 The traditional Bellini is made with white peach purée and sparkling wine, but the addition of peach brandy intensifies and sweetens the cocktail. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "Our Best Classic Italian Recipes for Red-Sauced, Olive-Oiled Glory," 30 May 2017

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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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The first known use of brandy was in 1650

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Last Updated

18 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Brandy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brandy. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for brandy

brandy

noun
How to pronounce brandy (audio)

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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