shandygaff
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1853 beer diluted with a nonalcoholic drink (as ginger beer)

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  • Shandygaff — Shan dy*gaff, n. A mixture of strong beer and ginger beer. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shandygaff — [shan′dē gaf΄] n. [< ?] a beverage of ale or beer mixed with ginger ale, ginger beer, or lemonade: also shandy …   English World dictionary

  • shandygaff — /shan dee gaf /, n. Chiefly Brit. a mixed drink of beer with ginger beer. [1850 55; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • shandygaff — n. shandy, beverage made from beer mixed with lemonade or lemon soda or ginger ale …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shandygaff — shan·dy·gaff …   English syllables

  • shandygaff — shan•dy•gaff [[t]ˈʃæn diˌgæf[/t]] n. brit. coo chiefly brit. a mixed drink of beer with ginger beer • Etymology: 1850–55; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

  • shandygaff — /ˈʃændigæf/ (say shandeegaf) noun 1. Obsolete a mixed drink of beer with ginger beer. 2. Colloquial any mixture, as of wet and dry sheep for shearing. Also, shandigaff. {origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • shandygaff — noun a drink made of beer and lemonade • Syn: ↑shandy • Hypernyms: ↑drink …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shandy — (also radler or panaché) is beer flavoured with lemonade or another soft drink or soda water. The proportions of the two ingredients are adjusted to taste, normally half and half, although shandy sold canned or bottled is typically much weaker,… …   Wikipedia

  • shandy — /shan dee/, n., pl. shandies. Chiefly Brit. 1. a mixture of beer and lemonade. 2. shandygaff. [1885 90; short for SHANDYGAFF] * * * …   Universalium

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