shandy

[ shan-dee ]
/ ˈʃæn di /
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noun, plural shan·dies. Chiefly British.

a mixture of beer and lemonade.

Nearby words

  1. shan't,
  2. shanachie,
  3. shand,
  4. shandong,
  5. shandrydan,
  6. shandygaff,
  7. shane,
  8. shang,
  9. shang ti,
  10. shangaan

Origin of shandy

First recorded in 1885–90; short for shandygaff

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British Dictionary definitions for shandy

shandy

US shandygaff (ˈʃændɪˌɡæf)

/ (ˈʃændɪ) /

noun plural -dies or -gaffs

an alcoholic drink made of beer and ginger beer or lemonade

Word Origin for shandy

C19: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for shandy

shandy

n.

"mix of beer and fizzy lemonade," 1888, shortening of shandygaff (1853), of obscure origin.

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