Definition of sherry
: a Spanish fortified wine with a distinctive nutty flavor; also : a similar wine produced elsewhere
Recent Examples of sherry from the Web
That would be his butler Bunter (a fittingly imperious Nolan Palmer), who goes into full crisis mode over the spoilage of – horrors! – a batch of vintage sherry.
Drinks, of course, are also themed, like the Festivus swizzle, with gin and sherry, or Gene’s Pick, made with Cocchi Rosa, Gran Classico and gin.
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Origin and Etymology of sherry
alteration of earlier sherris (taken as plural), from Xeres (now Jerez), Spain
First Known Use: 1584See Words from the same year
SHERRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sherry for English Language Learners
: a type of strong wine with a nutty flavor that is made especially in Spain
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