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 Anthony Henriquez of Lumaca restaurant in NYC showed us how to go beyond the traditional hot toddy and egg nog this year. NBC News, "3 warming winter cocktails to sip this week," 17 Dec. 2019 Customers can enjoy a special hot toddy cocktail on National Ugly Sweater Day. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "Ugly sweater time! Alaska Airlines to give priority boarding to people in holiday gear," 11 Dec. 2019 The North Pole Parlor will be set up at Amy’s Arbors new event center, 6780 Center Road, with libations from hot chocolate to spirited toddy’s in a commemorative mug; Elsa from Frozen will be making an appearance with a frozen selfie station! Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Maybe we’re going to the birds, but we like it: Whit & Whimsey," 29 Nov. 2019 So here’s an opportunity: Uber down to your favorite watering hole — or use Yelp to find a welcoming one — fill up a plate or two, have a hot toddy or two, maybe meet some new friends and smile a little. Author: Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, "The holidays are a lonely time for me. How can I get through it without being miserable?," 1 Dec. 2019 The downtown boutique hotel has an extensive bedtime menu (aromatherapy or hot toddy, $18; PJs, $95; bedtime stories, complimentary) and a lively events calendar. Washington Post, "Burlington," 13 Nov. 2019 Perfect for morning coffee on the ride to the mountain and hot toddies after a day on the slopes. Outside Online, "Get Adventurous with Your Gifting This Year," 11 Nov. 2019 Consider the four o'clock punch made with black tea or a hot toddy with chivas regal. Scarlett Lindeman, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Bars in Mexico City," 27 Feb. 2018 Its zippy chill is the converse of the toddy’s tranquil warmth; its crisp, zingy gin base is the antitheses of the soothing, embracing whiskey. Liza Weisstuch,, "When it’s hot, buckle and make a Bee’s Knees," 15 July 2019

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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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The first known use of toddy was in 1609

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26 Dec 2019

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“Toddy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of toddy

: a hot drink made with whisky, sugar, and water

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