brandy

noun
bran·​dy | \ˈbran-dē \
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

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When the restaurant first opened in late 2016, its sour cream vanilla cheesecake with cherries jubilee ($10.95), a modern take on the classic fruit dessert set on fire, was rolled out on a cart and then blazed tableside with rum, brandy and nutmeg. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "Conjuring the dessert cart, one fantastical bite at a time," 25 June 2018 Drinks: Warm up with Edith's Elixir, a blend of tea, bitters, brandy and spiced demerara ($10) or just embrace the weather by ordering the Frozen Southside, an icy mix of gin, lime and mint ($13). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "Warm up with these 16 winter brunches in Chicago," 18 Jan. 2018 American chicken gets a fair shake in Europe, and French brandy flows freely here. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Trump's trade war could threaten US pickup production and jobs," 13 July 2018 It was inspired by a conversation over a glass of homemade eau de vie (fruit brandy) with a Polish friend. Brandy Gonsoulin, chicagotribune.com, "Vodka — made from milk? Yes.," 27 June 2018 Drinks: Get your caffeine fix with Bucky Done Woke, a blend of Nitro cold brew coffee, Campari, sweet vermouth and orange peel, or chill out with a plum brandy mimosa (both $10). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "14 new brunches to brighten your Chicago summer," 31 May 2018 The menu will feature brandy cocktails, wine, local beer and even boozy milkshakes. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "The LouCity soccer stadium isn't the only change coming to Butchertown," 31 May 2018 With the collapse of the Soviet Union much of Moldova’s industry also collapsed; but the wine and brandy businesses did not. The Economist, "Noroc (cheers) for Moldovan wine," 28 Mar. 2018 Pierre had been a gin drinker before her roommates introduced her to brandy and cognac. Mark Dent, Philly.com, "Forget craft beer - Philly loves brandy," 28 June 2018

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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 \
plural brandies

Kids Definition of brandy

: an alcoholic liquor made from wine or fruit juice

brandy

noun
bran·​dy | \ˈbran-dē \
plural brandies

Medical Definition of brandy 

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

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