taffia

tafia

[taf-ee-uh]
noun
a type of rum made in Haiti from lower grades of molasses, refuse sugar, or the like.
Also, taffia.


Origin:
1755–65, Americanism; < West Indian French; aphetic variant of ratafia ratafia

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tafia or taffia (ˈtæfɪə)
 
n
a type of rum, esp from Guyana or the Caribbean
 
[C18: from French, from West Indian Creole, probably from ratafia]
 
taffia or taffia
 
n
 
[C18: from French, from West Indian Creole, probably from ratafia]

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