Shady vs Shandy - What's the difference?

shady | shandy |

As an adjective shady

is abounding in shades.

As a noun shandy is

(uncountable) a drink made by mixing beer and lemonade.




  • Abounding in shades.
  • Causing shade.
  • * Bible, Job xl. 22
  • The shady trees cover him with their shadow.
  • Overspread with shade; sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Cast it also that you may have rooms shady for summer and warm for winter.
  • (informal) Not trustworthy; disreputable.
  • He is a shady character.
  • * 2009 : Stuart Heritage], [ Hecklerspray] , Friday the 22nd of May in 2009 at 1 o’clock p.m., “[ Jon & Kate Latest: People You Don’t Know Do Crap You Don’t Care About
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8'' is a show based on two facts: 1)''' Jon and Kate Gosselin have eight children, and '''2)''' the word ‘Kate’ rhymes with the word ‘eight’. One suspects that if Kate were ever to have another child, a ' shady network executive would urge her to put it in a binbag with a brick and drop it down a well. But this is just a horrifying tangent.
  • (UK, slang) Mean, cruel.
  • ''Don't be shady , give us a go.
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  • Synonyms

    * (not trustworthy) corrupt, dodgy, dubious, equivocal, seedy, sketchy, suspicious




  • (uncountable) A drink made by mixing beer and lemonade.
  • (countable) A glass of this drink.
  • Derived terms

    * hand shandy * rock shandy

    See also

    * black and tan * portergaff