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toddy

[tod-ee] /ˈtɒd i/
noun, plural toddies.
1.
a drink made of alcoholic liquor and hot water, sweetened and sometimes spiced with cloves.
2.
the drawn sap, especially when fermented, of any of several toddy palms, used as a drink.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Hindi tāḍi
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toddy

/ˈtɒdɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
a drink made from spirits, esp whisky, with hot water, sugar, and usually lemon juice
2.
  1. the sap of various palm trees (toddy or wine palms), used as a beverage
  2. the liquor prepared from this sap
3.
(in Malaysia) a milky-white sour alcoholic drink made from fermented coconut milk, drunk chiefly by Indians
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi tārī juice of the palmyra palm, from tār palmyra palm, from Sanskrit tāra, probably of Dravidian origin
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Word Origin and History for toddy
n.

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 (cf. Kannada tar, Telugu tadu). Meaning "beverage made of alcoholic liquor with hot water, sugar, and spices" first recorded 1786.

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