- a spirit distilled from wine or from the fermented juice of grapes or of apples, peaches, plums, etc.
- to mix, flavor, or preserve with brandy.
Origin of brandy
Examples from the Web for brandy
Contemporary Examples of brandy
Now the gut was fueled not by Romanée-Conti and Château d'Yquem but by brandy--and a hell of a lot of it.
Claret for boys, port for men, and brandy for heroes, according to Dr. Johnson, and Hitch went for the heroic.
But while McCartney was sipping a brandy, Lennon snuck up behind the future Sir Paul and clocked him on the back of the head.The Man Who Captured the Beatles Magic
June 16, 2014
So as they spy on us, we have a civic duty to return the favor - just like Brandy did with her smartphone.Stand Your Ground With Your Smartphone
February 25, 2014
I gave him some brandy from my medicinal store, which he drank with a grimace.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Historical Examples of brandy
We took in a return cargo of brandy, and sailed for Philadelphia.
When we reached his craft, he poured out a glass of brandy and offered it to me.
In short, neither ribands nor brandy could bring them to reason.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
Carefully keep the air from them, and let them remain in the brandy for a week.
Mix all together, and moisten it with a quart of Madeira, and a pint of brandy.
- an alcoholic drink consisting of spirit distilled from grape wine
- a distillation of wines made from other fruitsplum brandy
Word Origin for brandy
1650s, abbreviation of brandywine (1620s) from Dutch brandewijn "burnt wine," so called because it is distilled (cf. German cognate Branntwein and Czech palenka "brandy," from paliti "to burn"). The Brandywine Creek in Pennsylvania, site of a Revolutionary War battle, supposedly so named by the Dutch for the color of its waters.