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Definition of "toddy" [tod•dy]

  • A hot toddy. (noun)
  • The sweet sap of several tropical Asian palm trees, especially palmyra and Caryota urens, used as a beverage. (noun)
  • A liquor fermented from this sap. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "toddy" in a sentence
  • "The toddy is the following in a mug: two inches of good brandy, two tablespoons of honey, juice of one whole lemon, fill to top with hot water."
  • "The embryo bud from which the blossoms and nuts would spring is tied up to prevent its expansion; a small incision then being made at the end, there oozes in gentle drops a pleasant liquor called toddy, which is the palm wine of the poet."
  • "The principal production of this palm is the toddy, which is procured in the same manner as from other palms, or in the following mode: one of the spatae or shoot of fructification is, on the first appearance of fruit, beaten for three successive days with a small stick, with a view of determining the sap to the wounded part."