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

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For a more complete bar, have gin, tequila, rum, bourbon, vermouth, sherry and brandy on hand. Michelle Gordon, azcentral, "Summer Soiree," 9 May 2018 Once the steaks are removed from the skillet, Dijon mustard, crushed peppercorns, cream, and cognac or brandy are combined in the pan to create the sauce. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Steak au Poivre from Alex Hitz," 3 Jan. 2014 For the brandy, do not use one that is too oaky, but, rather, a young fruity kind. Allegra Ben-amotz, WSJ, "This Ingredient Lights Up a Dish Like No Other," 18 Dec. 2018 Put makeup on, wear a suit and go drink some brandy so your voice gets deeper. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Memo from a ‘Facebook nation’ to Mark Zuckerberg: You moved fast and broke our country.," 26 Nov. 2018 Meticulously crafted sips include a chocolate negroni, a brandy milk punch with cayenne tincture, and a pisco-forward drink utilizing rhubarb shrub and spice-pickled berries. Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Best Bars in Chicago," 1 Mar. 2018 Their first order of business was a game of brandy hockey, a popular outdoor sport in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe that started in England's Cambridgeshire in 1813. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Play Hockey During Their Royal Visit to Stockholm," 30 Jan. 2018 For Salt & Straw's take on the dish, the blood is mixed with cinnamon, cilantro, cubeb pepper, and brandy to create a warm, salty dessert. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Salt & Straw Debuts "Dracula's Blood Pudding" Ice Cream Made With Real Blood," 4 Oct. 2018 This bird that’s eaten whole, and soaked in brandy is amazing. Eric Johnson, Recode, "‘Billions’ co-creator Brian Koppelman says everyone knows how to tell a great story — but few get the chance," 19 July 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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