noun pl. toddies
- 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-Ind < Hindi tāṛī, fermented sap of palmyra tree < tāṛ, palm tree < Sans tāla, palmyra
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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.