Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

comfit

[kuhm-fit, kom-]
See more synonyms for comfit on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a candy containing a nut or piece of fruit.
Show More

Origin of comfit

1300–50; Middle English confit < Middle French < Latin confectum something prepared. See confect
Can be confusedcomfit comfort
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for comfit

Historical Examples

  • I've 'ad enough of a tipsy missus, and an' ouse without an atim o' comfit!

    A Sheaf of Corn

    Mary E. Mann

  • "Let us eat together," he said, and dropped a comfit into his own mouth.

  • Dicky lighted a cigarette and tossed a comfit at a pariah dog.

  • Of what meannesses will not love be guilty: it drove me to have recourse to my friend Mrs. Comfit to dissipate my doubts.

  • But I never could refuse your sweetheart either a comfit or an absolution all my days.

    Joan of the Sword Hand

    S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett


British Dictionary definitions for comfit

comfit

noun
  1. a sugar-coated sweet containing a nut or seed
Show More

Word Origin

C15: from Old French, from Latin confectum something prepared, from conficere to produce; see confect
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for comfit

n.

early 14c., "sugarplum," from Old French confit "preserved fruit," from Latin confectum, from confectionem (see confection).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper