- a mixed drink of beer with ginger beer.
Origin of shandygaff
First recorded in 1850–55; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for shandygaff
In taverns, of course, the churchwarden—beloved of Carlyle and Tennyson—was usually smoked to the accompaniment of shandygaff.The Social History of Smoking
G. L. Apperson
Officers dismounted at the Club, quaffed "shandygaff" and sometimes even "Scotch and soda" in silent sense of exasperation.A Soldier's Trial
After a ten-mile pull on the river, a shandygaff of Bass and champagne is comforting to the oarsman.The Truth About Tristrem Varick
Shandygaff, shan′di-gaf, n. a mixture of bitter ale or beer with ginger-beer.