toddy blossom

toddy blossom

dated A red, swollen, bumpy appearance to one's nose, commonly (but mistakenly) ascribed to long-term alcohol abuse. "Toddy" refers liquor that has been diluted with hot water and sugar, as well as other spices or lemon juice. The old drunk had all the stereotypical traits—a chronic hiccup, a bright toddy blossom on his nose, and disheveled clothes that hadn't seen a washing machine in weeks. More than just being unsightly, having this big, ugly toddy blossom makes people think I'm a lush.
See also: blossom
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toddy blossom

n. a large pimple from too much drinking. (see also strawberry.) He was sporting a toddy blossom that would be the envy of any bum on skid row.
See also: blossom
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