- a warm drink for the sick, as of wine or ale mixed with eggs, bread, sugar, spices, etc.
Origin of caudle
Examples from the Web for caudle
Historical Examples of caudle
But it was Mrs. Caudle, of course, that offered a bait too tempting to be resisted.The History of "Punch"
M. H. Spielmann
There seemed to be no sort of provision for "Caudle lectures."Tenting on the Plains
Elizabeth B. Custer
Of course, they belong to you; and anybody but your own flesh and blood, Mr. Caudle.
It's all the same, Mr. Caudle, if you go among smoking people.
No, Mr. Caudle, no; it's no use your telling me to go to sleep, for I won't.
- a hot spiced wine drink made with gruel, formerly used medicinally
Word Origin for caudle
Word Origin and History for caudle
"hot drink," late 13c., from Old North French caudel (Old French chaudel, 12c., Modern French chaudeau), from Medieval Latin caldellum, diminutive of caldum, neuter of Latin caldus "warm" (see calorie).