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apple brandy

  1. applejack(def 1).
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Origin of apple brandy

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for apple brandy

Historical Examples

  • She found a flask of apple-brandy, and hurled it against the side of the court-house.

    Gabriel Tolliver

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • The bottle contained "apple-jack," or apple-brandy, the vilest fluid that ever passed a tippler's gullet.

    A Victorious Union

    Oliver Optic

  • Finding the coast clear, he beckoned us on to supper and ample potations of apple-brandy.

    The Secret Service.

    Albert D. Richardson

  • Our return to Frederick's Hall was by a more circuitous route, near which was an establishment where apple-brandy was for sale.

  • Nat Turner's insurrection broke out in the region that formerly manufactured vast quantities of apple-brandy.