tod·​dy ˈtä-dē How to pronounce toddy (audio)
plural toddies
: a usually hot drink consisting of liquor (such as rum), water, sugar, and spices
: the fresh or fermented sap of various chiefly Asian palms

Examples of toddy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Take the lift to ski jump Holmenkollen, then stop by Holmenkollen Restaurant for tartare, a hot toddy, and mountaintop views. Sauna and Swim In the winter, the adrenaline rush is rewarding, and come summer, the waters are refreshing. Alexandra Pereira, Travel + Leisure, 15 May 2024 But make sure to also carve out an afternoon at Spa Montage Big Sky, where rejuvenating treatments include hot stone massages served with a hot toddy. Juliet Izon, Glamour, 3 May 2024 The black-and-white chalkboard on a morning in early March highlights cinnamon chai for $2.50 and a ginger rum hot toddy at the full-service bar for $11. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 14 Mar. 2024 This kit comes with sachets to brew 3 gallons of toddies, just add honey and whiskey. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 27 Sep. 2023 Its food and beverage program is led by the team behind Death & Co., meaning its hot toddy is one of the best in town. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 10 Jan. 2024 The closing of the long winter weekend kicked off with Paul Wesley serving up hot toddies made with his own Brother’s Bourdon while Nina Dobrev snapped photos of guests on her personal Leica camera. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, 22 Dec. 2023 This ski-in/ski-out poolside bar at The Viceroy Snowmass warms up skiers with potent hot toddies and mezcal-spiked hot cocoa. Jen Murphy, Travel + Leisure, 17 Dec. 2023 Long before modern drug stores offered shelves of over-the-counter cold medicines, mothers and grandmothers had natural remedies like a hand-me-down hot toddy recipe to help alleviate the discomfort of a common cold. Micah A Leal, Southern Living, 9 Dec. 2023

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Word History


Hindi & Urdu tāṛī juice of the palmyra palm, from tāṛ palmyra palm, from Sanskrit tāla

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of toddy was in 1609

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Cite this Entry

“Toddy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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