shandy

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: shăn'di, IPA(key): /ˈʃændi/
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  • Rhymes: -ændi

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening of shandygaff.

Noun[edit]

shandy (countable and uncountable, plural shandies)

  1. (uncountable) A drink made by mixing beer and lemonade.
  2. (countable) A glass of this drink.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From an extension of dialectal shand (worthless), or from shand (disgrace, dishonour) +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

shandy (comparative shandier, superlative shandiest)

  1. (Northern England, Scotland) wild, energetic, romping, boisterous, rambunctious
  2. (Northern England, Scotland) unsteady, lacking self-discipline or control, somewhat dissipated
  3. (Northern England, Scotland) empty-headed, crackbrained, half-crazy
  4. (Northern England, Scotland) mild, gentle; shy, bashful, timid, reluctant, unmotivated
  5. (Northern England, Scotland) poor-looking, miserable, broken-down, low, common, mean; shabby, untidy
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