toffee

[taw-fee, tof-ee]
noun
Also, toffy.
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toffee or toffy (ˈtɒfɪ)
 
n , pl -fees, -fies
1.  a sweet made from sugar or treacle boiled with butter, nuts, etc
2.  informal (preceded by can't) for toffee to be incompetent at a specified activity: he can't sing for toffee
 
[C19: variant of earlier taffy]
 
toffy or toffy
 
n
 
[C19: variant of earlier taffy]

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toffee
1825, tuffy, toughy, southern British dial. variant of taffy. Modern spelling first recorded 1862.
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Example sentences
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.
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