noun British Dialect.
the site of a house and outbuildings.
a house site and its adjoining arable land.
Origin of toft
before 1050; Middle English, late Old English < ?
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Examples from the Web for toft
Historical Examples of toft
Proceeding to the tenantry, the first in order happened to be Farmer Toft.
Mr. Toft stared at the letter with much disgust and more alarm.
On the following evening Mr. Toft made his way to the Blue Lion.
Mr. Toft paled at this catalogue of his business achievements.
"By honest competition in the open market," replied Mr. Toft loftily.
British Dictionary definitions for toft
noun British history
an entire holding, consisting of a homestead and the attached arable land
Word Origin for toft
Old English, from Old Norse topt
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