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[ap-uh l-jak] /ˈæp əlˌdʒæk/
a brandy distilled from fermented cider; apple brandy.
fermented cider.
an alcoholic beverage consisting of the unfrozen liquid that remains after freezing fermented cider.
Chiefly North Carolina and British Dialect. an apple turnover.
Origin of applejack
An Americanism dating back to 1810-20; apple + jack1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for applejack
Historical Examples
  • I had faith in that applejack, for it had been born in the moonlit courtyard years ago.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • Its applejack Joe, said the policeman, as he eyed the prisoner.

    Dave Porter on Cave Island Edward Stratemeyer
  • He had a canteen of applejack, and invited all hands to take a drink.

    In and Out of Rebel Prisons Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
  • Your brother gave back the buttermilk and kept the jug of applejack which had a warning to father in its corn-cob stopper.

    The Little Brown Jug at Kildare Meredith Nicholson
  • That is, why this Austrian applejack is forced into the deadly breach and made to make love to me.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
  • Monsieur Torin, the butcher, opposite me, leaned back heavily from his glass of applejack and roared.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • I threw on a fresh log, kicked it into a blaze, and poured out for him a stiff glass of applejack.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • And did not the farmer Milon pay dearly enough for the applejack he distilled one dark night?

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • Pre Bourron sat with closed fists, opening one now and then to strengthen his coffee with applejack.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • At one of the tables sat the peasant in his black blouse, sipping his coffee and applejack.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for applejack


a brandy made from apples; distilled cider Also called applejack brandy, apple brandy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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