tod·​dy | \ ˈtä-dē How to pronounce toddy (audio) \
plural toddies

Definition of toddy

1 : a usually hot drink consisting of liquor (such as rum), water, sugar, and spices
2 : the fresh or fermented sap of various chiefly Asian palms

Examples of toddy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try champurrado, a Mexican chocolate atole, Puerto Rican spiced coconut coquito or a comforting and incredibly easy-to-make British hot toddy. Felicia Campbell, The Arizona Republic, 22 Dec. 2021 Warm up a toddy or spiced cider on the stove to make your house smell amazing. Blair Braverman, Outside Online, 10 Jan. 2022 Where any expert of a certain recipe knows to never give away the secret ingredient, Metlovski said there’s really nothing to making the hot toddy. Michelle L. Quinn,, 7 Jan. 2022 Imagine an après-ski hot toddy enjoyed after a long day on the slopes; a hearty book read by the hearth; an evening of ice skating while bundled up in scarves, hats, and mittens. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 6 Jan. 2022 At JG Sky High, sip on a hot apple toddy laced with allspice, cinnamon, and star anise, while taking in bird's-eye views of the city. Katie Chang, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 The hot toddy is a classic tipple to help battle the cold. Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2021 The hot toddy in its most basic form is hot water, honey, lemon juice and whiskey or Scotch. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 16 Dec. 2021 My hot toddy, which contained Old Forester, tea, honey and hot water, included an Earl Grey tea bag in the cup, along with a slice of lemon. Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of toddy

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for toddy

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

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“Toddy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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