saltwater taffy


noun

a taffy sometimes made with seawater but more generally made with salted fresh water.

Nearby words

  1. saltpeter,
  2. saltpetre,
  3. salts,
  4. saltus,
  5. saltwater,
  6. saltworks,
  7. saltwort,
  8. salty,
  9. salty dog,
  10. salubrious

Origin of saltwater taffy

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95

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