- a stylishly dressed, fashionable person, especially one who is or wants to be considered a member of the upper class.
Origin of toff
Examples from the Web for toffs
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.David Cameron’s Toff Problem
May 3, 2012
When you go on your trip for action in the Bois among the toffs, will you take me with you?Caught In The Net
Is this the way you treat the toffs, when they come to see you?The Tale of Timber Town
You're a toff, that's what you are, and your lines has been laid for toffs.Moran of the Lady Letty
We could see the toffs in evening dress idling in the glow of her electric lights.The Sea and the Jungle
H. M. Tomlinson
There's hundreds of toffs in England and Injia'd give their ears for a day after these, you know.An Outback Marriage
Andrew Barton Paterson
- British slang a rich, well-dressed, or upper-class person, esp a man
Word Origin and History for toffs
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.