Origin of taffy
Examples from the Web for taffy
Contemporary Examples of taffy
I made a painting of the scene with Katy licking an ice cream cone in a taffy forest.Artist Will Cotton Talks Katy Perry
February 6, 2011
Taffy Brodesser-Akner has written for the Los Angeles Times, Salon, and Self, among other publications.
Taffy Brodesser-Akner, a devotee of 90210, Gossip Girl, and One Tree Hill, searches for answers.
Taffy Brodesser-Akner has written for the Los Angeles Times, Salon, and Babble, among other publications.Who's Killing the Soaps?
December 14, 2009
Erin Wasson speaks with a slow, gravelly drawl, chewing on her words like sticky pieces of taffy.The Anti-Supermodel
March 11, 2009
Historical Examples of taffy
Taffy was not used to such toil, and his muscles were soon weary.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
"For Hapsie is not harmed by taffy as Laura is," Bob thought admiringly.Six Girls and the Tea Room
Marion Ames Taggart
He is quite the least conceited art-duffer I ever met—and I have met many far worse duffers than Taffy.Trilby
George Du Maurier
Next he handed each child a piece of taffy, and waited while it was adjusted in the cheek.The Watchers of the Plains
Taffy unlocked the door and held it half open while he listened.
noun plural -fies
Word Origin for taffy
noun plural -fies
Word Origin for Taffy
candy made from sugar or molasses, 1817, related to toffee, but of uncertain origin; perhaps associated with tafia (1763), a rum-like alcoholic liquor distilled from molasses, presumably of W.Indian or Malay origin (perhaps a Creole shortening of ratafia). On this theory, the candy would have been made from the syrup skimmed off the liquor during distillation.
characteristic name of a Welshman, c.1700, from Teifi, Welsh corruption of David (q.v.).