[ taf-ee ]
/ ˈtæf i /


a chewy candy made of sugar or molasses boiled down, often with butter, nuts, etc.
Informal. flattery.
Also toffee, toffy.

Origin of taffy

First recorded in 1810–20; variant of toffee
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British Dictionary definitions for taffy (1 of 2)


/ (ˈtæfɪ) /

noun plural -fies

US and Canadian a chewy sweet made of brown sugar or molasses and butter, boiled and then pulled so that it becomes glossy
mainly US and Canadian a less common term for toffee

Word Origin for taffy

C19: perhaps from tafia

British Dictionary definitions for taffy (2 of 2)


/ (ˈtæfɪ) /

noun plural -fies

a slang word or nickname for a Welshman

Word Origin for Taffy

C17: from the supposed Welsh pronunciation of Davy (from David, Welsh Dafydd), a common Welsh Christian name
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