toffy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n toffy caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Toffy Taffy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n toffy Same as taffy: the usual forms of the word in Great Britain.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Toffy a hard-baked sweetmeat, made of sugar and butter
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. unknown.

Usage

In literature:

I made the girl take a piece of toffy.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
Toffy apples are about the awkwardest thing imaginable to carry.
"A Yankee in the Trenches" by R. Derby Holmes
There was also toffy that was sold by weight, of which Everton toffee was the chief favourite.
"From John O'Groats to Land's End" by Robert Naylor and John Naylor
Now, do hurry, for the toffy is almost ready.
"Aunt Judith" by Grace Beaumont
After two hours of strenuous toffy-pulling the tired young revellers sat down to plates heaped with goodies.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Toffy's had a horrid smash.
"Peter and Jane" by S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
Residing with her was a young woman, who was believed by Mr. Toffy to be the wife of Richard Burrows, alias the Grinder.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
You can get anything you like now, from an umbrella to a stick of toffy.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
Even the kitchen fireplace was nice; I thought to myself what jolly toffy we could make on a wet day.
"The Girls and I" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
Toffy, Toffy, I always treated you fair, Toffy.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
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