- a candy containing a nut or piece of fruit.
Origin of comfit
1300–50; Middle English confit < Middle French < Latin confectum something prepared. See confect
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Examples from the Web for comfit
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.Coelebs In Search of a Wife
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
- a sugar-coated sweet containing a nut or seed
C15: from Old French, from Latin confectum something prepared, from conficere to produce; see confect
Word Origin and History for comfit
early 14c., "sugarplum," from Old French confit "preserved fruit," from Latin confectum, from confectionem (see confection).
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