toffee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n toffee caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Toffee Taffy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Toffee tof′i a hard-baked sweetmeat, made of sugar and butter
    • Toffee Also Taff′y
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Idioms

Can't do it for toffee - If you can't so something for toffee, you are incapable of doing something properly or to any sort of standard.
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Usage

In literature:

It makes me think of Russian toffee.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
You remember that day we had toffee.
"New Treasure Seekers" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
Then why should there not be sea-toffee as well?
"The Water-Babies" by Charles Kingsley
She had been picturing to herself roasts and broils, and stews and soups, but toffee was worth everything of the sort put together.
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
Couldn't hold him for toffee!
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
Exploring expeditions were fitted out to find the edge of the toffee.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
Limit your diet to water and crusts, and abstain from sweets, cakes, and toffee in any form.
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
One got up at four o'clock, and had broth at tea-time and made toffee in the middle of the night.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Plenty toffee, plenty fei.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Papylick arrived with his name written on his boots, which were yellow as toffee, and had no laces.
"The City Curious" by Jean de Bosschère
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In poetry:

At the table—they noticed a buxom lass
Pouring out steaming coffee,
She beckoned them both to come and sit down
—With a smile that was sweeter than toffee.
"The Travellers aka Twas a Dark and Stormy Night! (with knobs on)" by T W Connor
I've treacle and toffee, I've tea and I've coffee,
Soft tommy and succulent chops;
I've chickens and conies, and pretty polonies,
And excellent peppermint drops.
"HMS Pinafore: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Ishmael Toffee is not a nice man.
Ishmael Toffee by Roger Smith (Book Review).
View full size Danielle Wood Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake.
Wonderful toffee cheesecake recipe from her grandmother.
Tidings of toffee in Newport Beach.
Toffee founder Betsy Thagard with B.
Erica Simon (left) and husband Matt Faatz (right) work on another batch of toffee in their Keizer home.
Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Toffee sponsors munchie drive for the military.
And we found some great people whipping up some great toffee .
Chocolate teams up with toffee .
Teri Fermo back in town with holiday goodies, naughty toffee .
News Features Couple makes, sells English toffee as a holiday gift.
) Fontana® Toffee Nut Syrup.
Our third and final contestant had an English Toffee Pecan recipe that won the judges over.
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