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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. 2017.
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  • I regarded him keenly, then I went to the decanter and poured out for him a stiff glass of applejack.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • I had faith in that applejack, for it had been born in the moonlit courtyard years ago.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • The applejack had worked enough on Joe for him to rise against one of his pet peeves.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Its applejack Joe, said the policeman, as he eyed the prisoner.

    Dave Porter on Cave Island Edward Stratemeyer
  • Cider, too, or applejack, is a natural accompaniment to any dessert of apple with its cheese.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • He had a canteen of applejack, and invited all hands to take a drink.

    In and Out of Rebel Prisons Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
  • After they had shared a tincupful of applejack that a teamster supplied them the Sergeant's heart thawed out a little.

  • 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
  • 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
  • That is, why this Austrian applejack is forced into the deadly breach and made to make love to me.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
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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