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shandygaff

[ shan-dee-gaf ]

noun

, Chiefly British.
  1. a mixed drink of beer with ginger beer.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of shandygaff1

First recorded in 1850–55; origin uncertain

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Example Sentences

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

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

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

What better place can be imagined for a lunch—a biscuit and a bit of cheese, washed down with a pint of refreshing shandygaff.

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

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