• WordNet 3.6
    • n taffy chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy
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Taffy stealing Taffy stealing

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Taffy A kind of candy made of molasses or brown sugar boiled down and poured out in shallow pans.
    • Taffy Flattery; soft phrases.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n taffy A coarse kind of candy, made of sugar or molasses boiled down and then cooled in shallow pans, often mixed with the meats of various kinds of nuts, as almonds, etc.
    • n taffy Hence Crude compliment or flattery; cajolery; blarney; soft soap.
    • taffy To give taffy to; prevail upon by means of flattery: as, he was taffied into yielding.
    • n taffy A Welshman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Taffy taf′i Same as Toffy.
    • n Taffy taf′i a Welshman—from Davy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. E. taffy, toffy


In literature:

Add, stir, and work as you do the white taffy.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
His pockets always contain the most home-made taffy.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Taffy rushed to him with the news, dancing with excitement.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
The very faces of the people are evidence of their Taffy-hood.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845" by Various
It was a large lump of yellow taffy.
"Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School" by Mabel C. Hawley
They call it "maple candy" or "taffy," and regard it as a treat.
"Harper's Young People, May 4, 1880" by Various
Taffy 337 Trifle ib.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
Don' be givin' us taffy!
"Afloat on the Ohio" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
Now, we have a religious difference with England, which Taffy has not.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
You know that if you feed me taffy enough you can make me see and say anything you want.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall

In poetry:

Get me right: a man's-size prince
Knows that money is a quince.
When they see the Yellow Taffy,
Reg'lar Princes don't go daffy.
"That For Money!" by Franklin Pierce Adams
The Wey, that Taffy called Wagai,
Was more than six times bigger then;
And all the Tribe of Tegumai
They cut a noble figure then!
"Merrow Down" by Rudyard Kipling
But as the faithful years return
And hearts unwounded sing again,
Comes Taffy dancing through the fern
To lead the Surrey spring again.
"Merrow Down" by Rudyard Kipling
Taffy, my boy, I've heard with grief
That shocking tale about the beef;
But Taffy, between me and you,
I really don't believe it's true.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
Brave Taffy is ready to go
As soon as the war bugles blow;
He fights like the diel,
When it comes to cold steel,
And dies with his face to the foe.
"The Allied Forces" by Abner Cosens
I'm told that there are pretty vales
And hills with sheep on them in Wales;
O Taffy, Taffy, don't be put on,
You can't want beef while you've Welsh mutton.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland

In news:

Go for the Spot Prawns, Stay for the Salt Water Taffy.
An annual Thanksgiving tradition at the Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County included honoring two of the club's retiring board members this year — Steve Singiser and Taffy Maynard.
Big Hunk taffy, not the man-candy kind.
Taffy Treats, winner in 2003.
Download The Taffy Apple Man (Right Click and Save Link As).
Five Food Finds about Taffy .
Salt water taffy was "invented" in Atlantic City in 1883.
Modern technology allows confectioners to produce 1,000 pieces of taffy a minute.
I have no idea why my mother called this white fudge Russian Taffy .
Salt Water Taffy is HUGE here at the Shore.
James Olson took his wife, 26-year-old Taffie, on a motorcycle ride Saturday night.
Our cat Taffy has been missing for over a week now.
Willy Wonka makes candies such as Nerds, Laffy Taffy and Sweetarts.
Taffy is Eager to Join a Family this Holiday Season.
Taffy is a purr-fect addition to any home.

In science:

Due to the appearance of the synchrotron brightness contours and the magnetic field, the UGC 12914/5 system is also known as the ”Taffy galaxies”.
Colliding molecular clouds in head-on galaxy collisions
The UGC 813/6 pair shares these properties and thus is a member of the class of taffy galaxies.
Colliding molecular clouds in head-on galaxy collisions
Just as in the Taffy galaxies, the CO emission follows the synchrotron more than any tidal features.
Colliding molecular clouds in head-on galaxy collisions
In the Taffy galaxies (UGC 12914/5), the CO/Hi ratio in the bridge is higher.
Colliding molecular clouds in head-on galaxy collisions
As this galaxy pair is very similar to the Taffy galaxies UGC 12914/5 and we also found abundant molecular gas there, we will attempt to provide a more general explanation which applies to any Taffy–type interaction.
Colliding molecular clouds in head-on galaxy collisions