- a drink made of alcoholic liquor and hot water, sweetened and sometimes spiced with cloves.
- the drawn sap, especially when fermented, of any of several toddy palms, used as a drink.
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.Coffee's Dirty Little Secret
August 18, 2009
His "toddy" splashed the back log, causing a tremendous sizzle.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
As Devore jumped up he overturned the major's toddy right in the major's lap.The Escape of Mr. Trimm
Irvin S. Cobb
She had a good fire in the grate and made her father a toddy.Laramie Holds the Range
Frank H. Spearman
The supper had been good, the tobacco was good, and the toddy was good.Orley Farm
Yes, the Major would take some toddy before he started for home.Somehow Good
William de Morgan
- 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
- (in Malaysia) a milky-white sour alcoholic drink made from fermented coconut milk, drunk chiefly by Indians
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.