noun, plural shandies. Chiefly British.
a mixture of beer and lemonade.

1885–90; short for shandygaff Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
shandy or (US) shandygaff (ˈʃændɪ, ˈʃændɪˌɡæf)
n , pl -dies, -gaffs
an alcoholic drink made of beer and ginger beer or lemonade
[C19: of unknown origin]
shandygaff or (US) shandygaff
[C19: of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

"mix of beer and fizzy lemonade," 1888, shortening of shandygaff (1853), of unknown origin.
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Example sentences
Shandy started oil well enough, but suddenly dropped back at the stable turn.
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