- a candy containing a nut or piece of fruit.
Origin of comfit
Related Words for comfitconfectionery, dessert, confection, candy, pudding, pie, sweetmeats, comfit, pastries
Examples from the Web for comfit
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for comfit
early 14c., "sugarplum," from Old French confit "preserved fruit," from Latin confectum, from confectionem (see confection).