toddy definition by Webster's New World
- the sweet sap of various East Indian palms, used as a beverage
- an alcoholic liquor made by fermenting this sap
- a drink of brandy, whiskey, etc. with hot water, sugar, and often spicesalso hot toddy
Origin: Anglo-Indian ; from Hindi tāṛī, fermented sap of palmyra tree ; from tāṛ, palm tree ; from Sanskrit tāla, palmyra
toddy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. tod·dies
- A hot toddy.
- a. The sweet sap of several tropical Asian palm trees, especially palmyra and Caryota urens, used as a beverage.b. A liquor fermented from this sap.
Origin: Hindi tāṛī, sap of palm, from tāṛ, palm, from Sanskrit tālaḥ, perhaps of Dravidian origin.