toddy

[ tod-ee ]
/ ˈtɒd i /

noun, plural tod·dies.

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

First recorded in 1600–10, toddy is from the Hindi word tāḍi
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for toddy

British Dictionary definitions for toddy

toddy

/ (ˈtɒdɪ) /

noun plural -dies

a drink made from spirits, esp whisky, with hot water, sugar, and usually lemon juice
  1. the sap of various palm trees (toddy or wine palms), used as a beverage
  2. 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 for toddy

C17: from Hindi tārī juice of the palmyra palm, from tār palmyra palm, from Sanskrit tāra, probably of Dravidian origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012