Dictionary.com

saltwater taffy

Save This Word!

noun

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

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of saltwater taffy

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95

Words nearby saltwater taffy

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for saltwater taffy

See Today's Synonym