toddy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n toddy a mixed drink made of liquor and water with sugar and spices and served hot
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Toddy A juice drawn from various kinds of palms in the East Indies; or, a spirituous liquor procured from it by fermentation.
    • Toddy A mixture of spirit and hot water sweetened.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n toddy The drawn sap of several species of palm, especially when fermented. In India this is obtained chiefly from the jaggery, the wild date, the palmyra, and the cocoanut (see toddy-palm); in Borneo, from the areng; in West Africa, from Raphia vinifera; in Brazil, from the buriti. It is secured by cutting off the spadix at the time of efflorescence, by wounding the spathe, and by tapping the pith. It is a pleasant laxative drink when fresh, but soon ferments, and becomes intoxicating. Arrack is obtained from it by distillation. Vinegar is also made from the sap, and jaggery-sugar is obtained by boiling it.
    • n toddy A drink made of spirits and hot water sweetened, and properly having no other ingredients: this use is originally Scotch. Also colloquially tod.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Toddy tod′i the fermented juice of various palms of the East Indies: a mixture of whisky, sugar, and hot water
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Formed from Hind. tāī, the juice of the palmyra tree, popularly, toddy, fr. , the palmyra tree, Skr. tāla,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind. tāritār, a palm-tree.

Usage

In literature:

A mixture of spirits, water, and sugar is also called toddy.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Want, want, lil' drop toddy?
"Norman Ten Hundred" by A. Stanley Blicq
Now, to have your children familiar with the sling, the toddy, and the flip, as they grow up!
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
In almost all houses toddy, or spirits and water, is offered to guests a few minutes before dinner.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
I never go out for five minutes but you don't make yourself any toddy!
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
I found out this makes a strong drink called toddy.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
That toddy, put into his tired and empty frame, was gripping him with surprising activity.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
I'm very sorry, gentlemen, but there's no means of having any more gin-toddy.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
IT is astonishing how "toddy" promotes independence.
"The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun;" by Various
At that moment Mrs. Bays returned with the whiskey, and Billy prepared a mild toddy.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
His first care upon emerging from his state-room was to empty a glass of toddy.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 57, No. 351, January 1845" by Various
Two, whom he had seen drinking toddy in the Admiral Vernon, swayed against him.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
He sipped his toddy absently.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Toddy, order your friend another glass.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The day 'tho wet, the streets 'tho muddy, to keep out the cold we'll have some toddy.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
Toddy and green cocoa-nuts were brought us daily.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The pungent odor of mint was in the air now as then when she had gathered some for her uncle's glass of toddy.
"Crestlands" by Mary Addams Bayne
He jest went on stirrin' his toddy and puttin' in a little more honey and a little more peach.
"The Land of Long Ago" by Eliza Calvert Hall
We got the turkey very cheap, and none of us took more than two glasses of toddy.
"Holiday House" by Catherine Sinclair
The juice of the unopened flower gives him toddy and arrack.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
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In poetry:

Some ages back,
The sage Anack
Courted a frisky Samian body,
Singing her praise
In metered phrase
As flowing as his bowls of toddy.
"A Tardy Apology" by Eugene Field
If neither palaces nor robes
Nor unguents nor expensive toddy
Insure Contentment's soothing bliss,
Why should I build an edifice
Where Envy comes to fret a body?
"In Praise Of Contentment" by Eugene Field
At length arrived the wedding day;
Accoutred in the usual way
Appeared the bridal body;
The worthy clergyman began,
When in the gallant Captain ran
And cried, "Behold your TODDY!"
"The Sensation Captain" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Sae fast an' sae dinsome the dancin' gaed on;
The fiddle wad scream, an' the floor it wad groan,
Wi' jumpin' an' thumpin' o' merry gaun feet—
Then hey for the toddy, their whistles to weet!
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
Next door lives the husband who frets at his wife;
With his temper and spleen, she's no peace of her life.
Well I know—do you? he muddles his head
Every night with hot toddy, ere going to bed.
"The Same Old Strain" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Cou'd wives in the present see what I hae seen,
They wad get a lesson richt needfu', I ween;
Nocht ken they o' hainin' the meat an' the siller,
In strong tea an' toddy ne'er droonin' the miller.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Toddy's is clean, well-lit (often by real sunlight), well-stocked, and has a friendly and approachable staff that knows its stuff.
Dj Vadim Tu He Ma Ne Toddy Can't Lurn Imaginashun.
Hot Toddies Keep Out the Chill.
Toddy Thomas Elementary School in Fortuna is holding their inaugural Pumpkin Run, a cross country meet at Rohner Park in Fortuna on Oct 23.
In the season of heavy holiday eating and often increased sugar intake Toddy Thomas is taking an active role in promoting a healthy lifestyle.
NATIONAL MINE, Mich. Marian A ' Toddy ' Baldini, 60, of 4395 County Road PD, National Mine, died at home at 8:45 am on Saturday, September 15, 2012 with her family by her side.
Marian A ' Toddy ' Baldini, 60, of 4395 Co. Rd PD, National Mine, died at home at 8:45 am on Saturday, September 15, 2012 with her family by her side.
New Orleans' best bourbon spiked eggnogs crowned at 'Tales of the Toddy ', recipes included.
Toddy 's Package Store.
Toddy 's is clean, well-lit (often by real sunlight), well-stocked, and has a friendly and approachable staff that knows its stuff.
As your Aug 1 obituary of Harvey Fox notes, my father, Nathan (Toddy) Elkus, was one of those to whom the zoot suit has been attributed.
Enjoy a hot-air toddy & fact-checker chaser .
Author Toddie Downs debuts novel at Bindlestick party.
A honey-ginger syrup and a dash of orange bitters updates the more traditional bourbon toddy.
Barspoon Glass: toddy Garnish: clove-studded lemon wheel.
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