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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Our farmers complained in turn, and U.S. politicians slapped at 25 percent tariff on products including French brandy and German buses. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Trump's trade war could threaten US pickup production and jobs," 13 July 2018 Copper & Kings, which makes brandy and gin in Louisville, Ky., has taken on more staff and is investing in new warehousing. Robert Simonson, New York Times, "Craft Distillers, Facing Lower Taxes, Invest in Themselves," 23 Apr. 2018 Made from grape brandy, it’s frequently imbibed in the form of a pisco sour or punch. Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "3 Peruvian powerhouses are throwing quite the birthday party for Pisco Liberty Station," 13 July 2018 The cake is best after sitting for at least a few hours, and preferably overnight, once all the flavors have melded and the cake has soaked up the coffee-and-brandy mixture. Kim Walker, Woman's Day, "Friday Bake-Off: Tiramisu Cake," 9 Mar. 2012 End the night with a small glass of Calvadosmit Mispelchen, or apple brandy with a medlar fruit. Nina Adam, WSJ, "Frankfurt: A Business Traveler’s Guide," 22 June 2018 Sip on a Cadejo Blanco, made with Flor de Caña Añejo Oro rum, pineapple rum, Boomsma Clooster bitter liqueur, mango, chimchurri greens and lime, or a Desierto Florido with unaged apple brandy, Pisco Mistral, cinnamon, lemon and Chilean pinot noir. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Drink your way around the globe without leaving Chicago," 21 Sep. 2017 No true Kentuckian would have tolerated Colonel Roosevelt's mint julep recipe simply because the president's steward used rye whiskey instead of bourbon and also added a dash of brandy to it. Mark Will-weber, Town & Country, "A Complete History of the Mint Julep," 10 Apr. 2017 He and a friend made grappa, an Italian brandy distilled from grape pomace, the solid residue of the winemaking process. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Backed by his boss, John Howie, sommelier/master distiller Erik Liedholm pours his heart and talent into award-winning liquors," 20 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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