[ap-uh l-jak]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for applejack

Historical Examples of applejack

  • 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.

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


    S. R. Crockett

British Dictionary definitions for applejack



a brandy made from apples; distilled ciderAlso called: applejack brandy, apple brandy
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