noun, plural tod·dies.
Origin of toddy
Examples from the Web for toddy
According to a study done by Toddy, cold-brewed coffee is 67 percent less acidic than hot-brewed.
A thin slice is taken from the stump daily, and the toddy is removed twice a day.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Ten cents this lodging cost; but the sale of rum and cider, toddy and flip, brought in dimes and dollars to the tavern-keeper.Stage-coach and Tavern Days|Alice Morse Earle
Wyeth descended the stair now, opened the street door, admitting Legs and Toddy.The Forged Note|Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for toddy
noun plural -dies
- the sap of various palm trees (toddy or wine palms), used as a beverage
- the liquor prepared from this sap
Word Origin for toddy
Word Origin and History for toddy
1610s, alteration of taddy (1610s), tarrie (c.1600) "beverage made from fermented palm sap," from Hindi tari "palm sap" (in which the -r- sounds close to an English -d-), from tar "palm tree," from Sanskrit tala-s, probably from a Dravidian language (cf. Kannada tar, Telugu tadu). Meaning "beverage made of alcoholic liquor with hot water, sugar, and spices" first recorded 1786.