toffee

or tof·fy

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


Nearby words

  1. toeshoe,
  2. toetoe,
  3. toey,
  4. tofc,
  5. toff,
  6. toffee-apple,
  7. toffee-nosed,
  8. toffish,
  9. toft,
  10. tofu

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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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Word Origin and History for toffee

toffee

n.

1825, tuffy, toughy, southern British dialectal variant of taffy. Modern spelling first recorded 1862.

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