Origin of comfit
Examples from the Web for comfit
I congratulated Mrs. Comfit on the happiness of living in so valuable a family.Coelebs In Search of a Wife|Hannah More
Comfit boxes—Boxes divided into compartments in which were rare spices, handed round with dessert.Chats on Household Curios|Fred W. Burgess
Dora took courage beneath the caressing hand: "I like to be a comfit to mother best," she vouchsafed, brightly daring.
I've 'ad enough of a tipsy missus, and an' ouse without an atim o' comfit!
You expected me to protest it daily: to repeat the tale as a child repeats its lesson for a comfit.A Breath of Prairie and other stories|Will Lillibridge
British Dictionary definitions for comfit
Word Origin for comfit
Word Origin and History for comfit
early 14c., "sugarplum," from Old French confit "preserved fruit," from Latin confectum, from confectionem (see confection).