toddy

toddy

[tod-ee]
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:
1600–10; < Hindi tāḍi

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

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toddy
1620, alteration of taddy (1611), tarrie (1609) "beverage made from fermented palm sap," from Hindi tari "palm sap" (in which the -r- sounds close to an Eng. -d-), from tar "palm tree," from Skt. 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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