shan·​dy | \ ˈshan-dē How to pronounce shandy (audio) \
plural shandies

Definition of shandy

: a drink consisting of beer mixed with a nonalcoholic drink : shandygaff especially : beer mixed with lemon soda

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And the recent popularity of radlers and shandies is no exception. Jay R. Brooks, The Mercury News, "The West Coast’s new radlers and shandys," 7 Aug. 2019 To them, shandy meant indescribably cheerful, volatile, and lunatic. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Introducing Monolito, a New Fragrance Line That Comes in Chic Wearable Vials," 14 Aug. 2019 Normally a shandy or radler – part beer and part juice/soda – isn’t going to make my favorites list, but this one is deserving and then some. Andre Meunier,, "10 more visited in 2019 Portland Breweries Series; here are their best beers," 14 Aug. 2019 The shandy or shandygaff first emerged in the mid-18th century as one of the first beer cocktails. Jay R. Brooks, The Mercury News, "The West Coast’s new radlers and shandys," 7 Aug. 2019 According to the British polling company YouGov, Johnson fans tend to also like Audi cars, the British low-alcohol drink shandy, and the small football club the Blackburn Rovers. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "No, Boris Johnson isn’t the UK’s Donald Trump," 25 July 2019 Making shandies for a crowd requires almost nothing on your part. Alison Roman, Bon Appétit, "If You Can Open a Cheap Beer, You Can Make This Cocktail," 12 July 2019 Friday, July 5: Jack Casino and Mucky Duck Brewery of Akron teamed up to create JACK Loves CLE beer, a summer shandy. Marc Bona,, "Beer calendar: Jack Casino, Mucky Duck team up on beer, more," 1 July 2019 The Spanish answer to a shandy, a Clara combines beer with lemon soda or lemonade. Jonah Miller, WSJ, "Throw a Summer Party the Effortless Spanish Way," 6 July 2018

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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British : a drink made of beer mixed with lemonade

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