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shandygaff

[shan-dee-gaf]
noun Chiefly British.
  1. a mixed drink of beer with ginger beer.
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Origin of shandygaff

First recorded in 1850–55; origin uncertain
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Historical Examples of shandygaff

  • In taverns, of course, the churchwarden—beloved of Carlyle and Tennyson—was usually smoked to the accompaniment of shandygaff.

    The Social History of Smoking

    G. L. Apperson

  • Officers dismounted at the Club, quaffed "shandygaff" and sometimes even "Scotch and soda" in silent sense of exasperation.

    A Soldier's Trial

    Charles King

  • After a ten-mile pull on the river, a shandygaff of Bass and champagne is comforting to the oarsman.

  • Shandygaff, shan′di-gaf, n. a mixture of bitter ale or beer with ginger-beer.