- an alcoholic liquor distilled from wine
- a similar liquor distilled from the fermented juice of a specified fruit: cherry brandy
Origin of brandyearlier brandywine from Dutch brandewijn, literally , burnt wine: so called from being distilled
transitive verb-·died, -·dy·ing
to flavor, mix, or preserve with brandy
An alcoholic liquor distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice.
transitive verbbran·died, bran·dy·ing, bran·dies
To preserve, flavor, or mix with brandy.
Origin of brandyShort for brandy-wine from Dutch brandewijn brandende present participle of branden to burn ; see gwher- in Indo-European roots. wijn wine ; see wine .