noun Archaic.

Origin of sherris

1530–40; < Spanish (vino de) Xeres (wine of) Xeres (now Jerez) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sherris

Historical Examples of sherris

  • Ferne signed to the steward, and when the tankard was filled, raised the sherris to his lips.

    Sir Mortimer

    Mary Johnston

  • Sherry is also produced in other districts, but takes its name, formerly written in English as sherris or xeres, from Jerz.

  • Falstaff calls it sherris sack (sherry sack), from Xeres, a sea town of Corduba, where that kind of sack (wine) is made.

  • Youve sacked cities, Ralph Percy; now sack me the ministers closet and bring out his sherris.

  • The cider which he drank was brewed by my mother from her own apples; to him it was as good as if it had been Sherris or Rhenish.