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toffee

[taw-fee, tof-ee] /ˈtɔ fi, ˈtɒf i/
noun
1.
Also, toffy.
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Examples for toffee
  • She gives a sideways glance at the miniature toffee-tins.
  • Rich, sweet desserts: chocolate hazelnut torte, toffee caramel cheesecake.
  • Aromas of caramel and dark brown sugar, buttery toffee and spice.
  • Cover top with whipped topping and sprinkle with remaining toffee bits.
British Dictionary definitions for toffee

toffee

/ˈtɒfɪ/
noun (pl) -fees, -fies
1.
a sweet made from sugar or treacle boiled with butter, nuts, etc
2.
(preceded by can't) (informal) for toffee, to be incompetent at a specified activity he can't sing for toffee
Word Origin
C19: variant of earlier taffy
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Word Origin and History for toffee
toffee
1825, tuffy, toughy, southern British dial. variant of taffy. Modern spelling first recorded 1862.
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