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 To flambée: The alcohol in brandy, cognac and/or orange liqueur is what burns. Eric Velasco, al, "How to make crepes at home," 26 Dec. 2019 For the first time, Third Space is selling the stout, aged in brandy and bourbon barrels for nine months with cacao and vanilla added, in four-packs of 12-ounce cans. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Third Space and Good City release new barrel-aged brews on Saturday. Bring it, winter.," 9 Dec. 2019 It was originally made with equal parts of the three, but modern versions usually have a higher proportion of brandy. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Classic Sidecar," 19 Dec. 2019 One of India’s oldest liquor companies, the 76-year-old Radico Khaitan, which counts brands like 8PM whisky, Magic Moments vodka, Contessa rum, and Old Admiral brandy in its portfolio, knows this too well. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "At one of India’s oldest liquor companies, digital marketing is key to “relentless modernisation”," 27 Dec. 2019 For sweet crepes, add sugar; amaretto, orange liqueur, dark rum, or brandy; and perhaps a touch of vanilla extract or citrus zest. Eric Velasco, al, "How to make crepes at home," 26 Dec. 2019 Make a bay in the centre, mix the eggs with the milk, brandy, rum, stout, madeira, sherry, orange and lemon juices and pour into the bay. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bake Like a Royal! The Christmas Pudding Recipe Used By Prince George and the Queen," 22 Dec. 2019 The Jingle Bow serves between two and four people and includes multiple types of rum, apple brandy, tropical fruit juices, bitters and maple syrup. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Love tiki cocktails and Christmas? Don't miss this pop up at one of Phoenix's best bars," 12 Dec. 2019 These were often mixtures of beer or cider and spirits, like rum and brandy, plus a combination of citrus, sugar, spices, and/or eggs. Al Culliton, Bon Appétit, "Mulled Cider Is Cool—But Have You Ever Had A Rattle-Skull?," 18 Oct. 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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The first known use of brandy was in 1650

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7 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Brandy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brandy. Accessed 26 Feb. 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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