Definition of toddy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

toddy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtɒdi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːdi//
 
[countable, uncountable](pl. toddies)
 
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a drink made with strong alcohol, sugar, hot water and sometimes spices Word Origin early 17th cent. (originally referring to the naturally alcoholic sap of some kinds of palm, drunk in tropical countries): from Marathi (a language spoken in the western Indian state of Maharashtra) tāḍī, Hindi tāṛī, from Sanskrit tād̲ī ‘palmyra’ (a type of palm tree).
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