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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ And they fought in the pub over hot toddies as to who was to take the most credit.
▪ Arrack and toddy production generated a great deal of wealth in Kalutara district.
▪ Eulah Mae made Miss Tish a hot toddy and put her to bed.
▪ Lush is the word and it has nothing to do with Sri Lanka's fiery palm toddy, arrack.
▪ On returning home I retired, tucking myself up in bed with a hot toddy bottle.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Toddy \Tod"dy\, n. [Formed from Hind. t[=a]?[=i] the juice of the palmyra tree, popularly, toddy, fr. t[=a]? the palmyra tree, Skr. t[=a]la.]

  1. A juice drawn from various kinds of palms in the East Indies; or, a spirituous liquor procured from it by fermentation.

  2. A mixture of spirit and hot water sweetened.

    Note: Toddy differs from grog in having a less proportion of spirit, and is being made hot and sweetened.

    Toddy bird (Zo["o]l.), a weaver bird of the East Indies and India: -- so called from its fondness for the juice of the palm.

    Toddy cat (Zo["o]l.), the common paradoxure; the palm cat.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1610s, alteration of taddy (1610s), tarrie (c.1600) "beverage made from fermented palm sap," from Hindi tari "palm sap" (in which the -r- sounds close to an English -d-), from tar "palm tree," from Sanskrit tala-s, probably from a Dravidian language (compare Kannada tar, Telugu tadu). Meaning "beverage made of alcoholic liquor with hot water, sugar, and spices" first recorded 1786.


n. 1 hot toddy. 2 (label en dated) The sweet sap from any of several tropical trees fermented to make an alcoholic drink.


n. a mixed drink made of liquor and water with sugar and spices and served hot [syn: hot toddy]


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Toddy (PepsiCo)

Toddy is a powdered milk drink manufactured by PepsiCo. As of today, it is mainly marketed and sold in Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, but in the 1950s-1960s it was sold as a canned beverage and marketed towards residents of the United States, especially at drive-in movie theaters where it was advertised with the cartoon mascot "Rodeo Joe".

Usage examples of "toddy".

If he had been told that Cosmo Cupples had more than once, after the first tumbler of toddy and before the second, betaken himself to his prayers for his poor Alec Forbes, and entreated God Almighty to do for him what he could not do, though he would die for him--to rescue him from the fearful pit and the miry clay of moral pollution--if he had heard this, he would have said that it was a sad pity, but such prayers could not be answered, seeing he that prayed was himself in the gall of bitterness and the bond of iniquity.

Once back in the kitchen, Materia fixes a honey lemon toddy and crosses again to the front hall--James now dozing in his chair, the paper slipped to the floor, Disgruntled Serbia .

I have set a nipperkin of toddy by me, just by way of spell, to keep away the meikle horned deil, or any of his subaltern imps who may be on their nightly rounds.

Ten minutes later the bitch was being fed the hot milk and whisky and he was sipping on his toddy, admiring the newborn babies, when his mobile phone rang.

Old Marster allus had a little toddy to give us den to make us wuk faster.

The Rector had meant to put the whisky in the tea, as a toddy, but he poured a stiff one now and Brat drank it.

Many of the familiar drinks of to-day were unknown to them, but their hard cider, mint julep, metheglin, hot toddy, and lemonade in which the lemon was not at all prominent, sometimes made lively work for the broad-brimmed hats and silver knee-buckles.

Old Man Pritchel who must have been watching men make cold toddies for nearly seventy years and had been making and drinking them himself for at least fifty-three, would know this too.

The list of drinks given in the journal before me includes punch, cider, strong beer, porter, grog, madeira, port, claret, sherry, toddy, sangaree, and syllabub.

My legs ached, my lungs heaved, my heart thuttered, visions of armchairs and fireplaces and hot toddies danced through my head.

Toddy stood between Tossa and her captors, his nostrils pinched and blue with desperation, as gallant as he was ineffective.

Then the three fell to a meal of burn trout, oatcakes, scones, cloudberry jam, and thick creamy milk, after which the host concocted a modest bowl of toddy.

Junior was debating the usefulness of metaphysics with William James, John Gray, and Minny Temple over gin toddies and cigars.

Solly chatted to her, and Cobbler plied the bedsheet, until the water was hot and the toddies mixed.

The Hrrubans burst into a purring laugh as Toddy corrected himself on some mispronounced word.