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shandy

[shan-dee] /ˈʃæn di/
noun, plural shandies. Chiefly British
1.
a mixture of beer and lemonade.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; short for shandygaff
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  • shandy started oil well enough, but suddenly dropped back at the stable turn.
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shandy

/ˈʃændɪ/
noun (pl) -dies, -gaffs
1.
an alcoholic drink made of beer and ginger beer or lemonade
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for shandy
n.

"mix of beer and fizzy lemonade," 1888, shortening of shandygaff (1853), of obscure origin.

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