[ tod-ee ]
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noun,plural tod·dies.
  1. a drink made of alcoholic liquor and hot water, sweetened and sometimes spiced with cloves.

  2. the drawn sap, especially when fermented, of any of several toddy palms, used as a drink.

Origin of toddy

First recorded in 1600–10, toddy is from the Hindi word tāḍi

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How to use toddy in a sentence

  • According to a study done by toddy, cold-brewed coffee is 67 percent less acidic than hot-brewed.

    Coffee's Dirty Little Secret | Michael Meyer | August 18, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Next he went to the sideboard and brought forth the various ingredients for the toddy.

    The Fifth String   | John Philip Sousa
  • The nectar of the gods pales into nothingness when compared with a toddy such as I make, said he.

    The Fifth String   | John Philip Sousa
  • I would excuse the rapacity of the Mahajan if it has succeeded in keeping the gambling die or toddy from the ryot's home.

  • Well, this Miss Jemima lived with her younger and more fortnat sister, in the qualaty of companion, or toddy.

    Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush | William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Ang tubà nga sagul daling makahubug, Fresh coconut palm toddy mixed with old toddy makes you drunk quick.

British Dictionary definitions for toddy


/ (ˈtɒdɪ) /

nounplural -dies
  1. a drink made from spirits, esp whisky, with hot water, sugar, and usually lemon juice

    • the sap of various palm trees (toddy or wine palms), used as a beverage

    • the liquor prepared from this sap

  1. (in Malaysia) a milky-white sour alcoholic drink made from fermented coconut milk, drunk chiefly by Indians

Origin of toddy

C17: from Hindi tārī juice of the palmyra palm, from tār palmyra palm, from Sanskrit tāra, probably of Dravidian origin

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