com·​fit | \ ˈkəm(p)-fət How to pronounce comfit (audio) , ˈkäm(p)- How to pronounce comfit (audio) \

Definition of comfit

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

Examples of comfit in a Sentence

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First Known Use of comfit

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Comfit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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