|—n , pl -fies|
|1.||(US), (Canadian) a chewy sweet made of brown sugar or molasses and butter, boiled and then pulled so that it becomes glossy|
|2.||chiefly (US), (Canadian) a less common term for toffee|
|[C19: perhaps from |
flavoured syrup candy of Europe and the Americas that is cooked and then rigorously worked during cooling into a hard, chewy, glossy mass. Although the great 19th-century demand for taffy gave way in the mid-20th century to the popularity of chocolates and caramels, taffy remained widely available in its original "penny candy" form of small, colourfully wrapped pieces.
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