noun British Informal.
Origin of toff
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The Daily Pic: In 1782, Joshua Reynolds gave equal attention to a toff and his mount.
Toff, (slang) n: a person of the upper classes; a swell, dandy; a good sort.
In other word, he is a toff among toffs—proving, perhaps, that while Cameron may one day go, the toffs might be here to stay.
It had been thought better that the old family housekeeper, Mrs. Toff, should remain in possession.
I'm a poor man; I've got no money an' no friends—he 's a toff—he can do wot I can't.The Silver Box (First Series Plays)|John Galsworthy
The policeman passed a second time; his gaze seemed to say, "Now, what's a toff doing on that seat with those two rotters?"The Island Pharisees|John Galsworthy
Toff is a nasty, meddling creature, and I wish she had not come here at all.
At eight o'clock the next morning, Amelius was awakened by Toff.The Fallen Leaves|Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for toff
Word Origin for toff
Word Origin and History for toff
lower-class British slang for "stylish dresser, member of the smart set," 1851, said to be probably an alteration of tuft, formerly an Oxford University term for a nobleman or gentleman-commoner (1755), in reference to the gold ornamental tassel worn on the caps of undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge whose fathers were peers with votes in the House of Lords.