- 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 verbbran·died, bran·dy·ing, bran·dies
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.