sherry

[ sher-ee ]
/ ˈʃɛr i /

noun, plural sher·ries.

a fortified, amber-colored wine of southern Spain or any of various similar wines made elsewhere.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU FEEL THE WEAL WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ?

Did you collect all of last week’s words, but eftsoons forget what they mean? Don’t worry, we’re here to jog your memory. See how many words from the week of May 18 to 24 you can get right!
Question 1 of 7
weal

Origin of sherry

1590–1600; back formation from sherris, construed as a plural

Definition for sherry (2 of 2)

Sherry
[ sher-ee ]
/ ˈʃɛr i /

noun

a female given name, form of Charlotte.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for sherry

British Dictionary definitions for sherry

sherry
/ (ˈʃɛrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a fortified wine, originally from the Jerez region in S Spain, usually drunk as an apéritif

Word Origin for sherry

C16: from earlier sherris (assumed to be plural), from Spanish Xeres, now Jerez
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012