Definition of brandy in English:


Syllabification: bran·dy
Pronunciation: /ˈbrandē

noun (plural brandies)

A strong alcoholic spirit distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice.
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  • Armenia's wine industry specializes in the production of strong wines and brandy.
  • For after your meal, Palinka is a common apricot brandy with more spirit than fruit, but one won't kill you.
  • The assortments were soaked in brandy, whisky and rum to give it the real taste.


mid 17th century: from earlier brandwine, brandewine, from Dutch brandewijn, from branden 'burn, distill' + wijn 'wine'.

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