shan·​dy ˈshan-dē How to pronounce shandy (audio)
plural shandies
: a drink consisting of beer mixed with a nonalcoholic drink : shandygaff
especially : beer mixed with lemon soda

Examples of shandy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Imagine a grapefruit seltzer and a lemonade shandy fell in love – or in lust; no judgment! — and had a baby. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 May 2024 For a Teutonic take on a shandy, diners can try the Radler, a blend of pilsner, sparkling lemonade, lemon and rosemary. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 27 Mar. 2024 Shandy And Brie For a soft, creamy cheese like Brie, nothing compares to a shandy. Jillian Dara, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024 In the meantime, Bell's is giving fans a first taste of the shandies at its Oberon Day party in Kalamazoo. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, 25 Mar. 2024 Currently on tap includes a dirty blonde, an IPA and a summer shandy. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 31 July 2023 The shandy, for instance, is a type of cerveza preparada that mixes two parts beer with one part carbonated lemonade. Miles Walls, Chron, 5 Oct. 2022 Put a twist on the traditional Bloody Mary (with light beer instead of vodka) and a classic lemonade shandy (with ginger ale) in clear pitchers ($7, Bed Bath & Beyond). Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Aug. 2022 One of the latest special editions, Dog Days, is a lemon shandy made in collaboration with Houston Astros sideline reporter Julia Morales. Lauren McDowell, Chron, 4 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shandy was in 1888

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“Shandy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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