saltwater taffy

noun
variants: or salt water taffy

Definition of saltwater taffy 

US

: taffy that is made in various colors and flavors and is usually sold in small, individually-wrapped pieces Where better can the vacationing population of the Cape go to sightsee a human kaleidoscope, to keep kids entertained, to buy saltwater taffy and a Cape Cod sweatshirt, to have a good time and a good meal?— Charles N. Barnard

Note: Saltwater taffy is typically associated with seaside tourist areas. It may have salt as an ingredient, but it does not contain seawater.

First Known Use of saltwater taffy

1894, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about saltwater taffy

Share saltwater taffy

Statistics for saltwater taffy

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for saltwater taffy

The first known use of saltwater taffy was in 1894

See more words from the same year

Comments on saltwater taffy

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

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!