noun, plural bran·dies.
verb (used with object), bran·died, bran·dy·ing.
- brandt, willy,
- brandt-andrews maneuver,
- brandy alexander,
- brandy bottle,
- brandy butter,
- brandy mint,
- brandy snap
Origin of brandy
Examples from the Web for 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.
So as they spy on us, we have a civic duty to return the favor - just like Brandy did with her smartphone.
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|DAILY BEAST
Into a large wide mouthed bottle, put French brandy, and fresh rose leaves, or lemon and orange peel.
Seneschal, let our faithful yeoman have a cup of brandy; it will be more germain to the matter.'Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
The saddle bags are brought in; they are full of bread and tinned meats and native fruits, brandy and wine from his own vineyards.Mexico|Charles Reginald Enock
I rose, and plunging my hand into our saddle-bag, produced a bottle of brandy we had brought with us from Scutari.Albania|E. F. Knight
Stimulants are indispensable in distemper, so that bovril, claret, and brandy are required.Sporting Dogs|Frank Townend Barton
noun plural -dies
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.