saltwater taffy

noun
variants: or salt water taffy
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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


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