comfit

play
noun com·fit \ˈkəm(p)-fət, ˈkäm(p)-\

Definition of comfit

  1. :  a candy consisting of a piece of fruit, a root (as licorice), a nut, or a seed coated and preserved with sugar

Origin and Etymology of comfit

Middle English confit, from Anglo-French *confit, from past participle of confire, cumfire to prepare, from Latin conficere, from com- + facere to make — more at do


First Known Use: 14th century


Learn More about comfit


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up comfit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to search out and expose misconduct

Get Word of the Day daily email!