- 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 of toddyAnglo-Indian ; from Hindi tāṛī, fermented sap of palmyra tree ; from tāṛ, palm tree ; from Sanskrit tāla, palmyra
- A hot toddy.
- a. The sweet sap of certain tropical Asian palm trees, used as a beverage.b. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting this sap.
Origin of toddyHindi tā&rlowdot;ī, palm sap, fermented palm sap, from tā&rlowdot;, palmyra palm (Borassus flabellifer), from Sanskrit tāla&hlowdot;, perhaps of Dravidian origin; akin to Telugu tā&dlowdot;u.