Definition of brandy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbrændi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrændi//
    (pl. brandies) Alcoholic drinks
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a strong alcoholic drink made from wine See related entries: Alcoholic drinks
  2. 2[countable] a glass of brandy
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from earlier brandwine, brandewine, from Dutch brandewijn, from branden ‘burn, distil’ + wijn ‘wine’.Extra examples Do you drink brandy? He added a dash of brandy to his coffee. He sat cradling his brandy glass. I’ll have some brandy, please. She poured herself a large measure of brandy. a stiff brandy and soda
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: brandy