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toffee

[ taw-fee, tof-ee ]
/ ˈtɔ fi, ˈtɒf i /
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noun

a brittle or chewy brown candy made of sugar or molasses boiled down with butter, often mixed with nuts.
British. taffy.

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Sometimes tof·fy .

Origin of toffee

First recorded in 1860–65; the earlier variants toughy, tuffy were first recorded in 1825–30 ; southern British dialect form of original northern British dialect taffy; further origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for toffee

toffee

toffy

/ (ˈtɒfɪ) /

noun plural -fees or -fies

a sweet made from sugar or treacle boiled with butter, nuts, etc
for toffee (preceded by can't) informal to be incompetent at a specified activityhe can't sing for toffee

Word Origin for toffee

C19: variant of earlier taffy
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