Definition of taffy
1 : a boiled candy usually of molasses or brown sugar that is pulled until porous and light-colored
2 : insincere flattery
Examples of taffy in a Sentence
the magazine's profiles of showbiz celebrities tend to be pure taffy
Recent Examples of taffy from the Web
The retro-style store features 35 different flavors of saltwater taffy and a mix of old and new candy brands.
All the fudge and taffy and most of the chocolates displayed neatly behind Candy Kitchen's glass cases are made in Ocean City, said Leiner, the current owner and nephew of Sam Taustin, who founded Candy Kitchen in 1937.
Candy Kitchen Fudge (and everything else) Candy Kitchen might be most famous for its fudge, or maybe for its taffy, or maybe for the make-your-own sundae bars that allow kids and adults to go a little crazy with toppings.
Under these extreme conditions, the laws of physics are pushed to their limits: Gravity is twisted; light is torn apart like taffy; matter is made to vanish from existence.
More than 100 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous, Gondwana was well on its way toward breaking up, and in the process, Zealandia stretched and thinned like taffy.
The insect would grab a strand of webbing and stretch the silk in opposite directions, as if pulling taffy.
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Origin and Etymology of taffy
First Known Use: circa 1817See Words from the same year
TAFFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of taffy for English Language Learners
: a type of soft and chewy candy
TAFFY Defined for Kids
Definition of taffy for Students
: a candy made usually of molasses or brown sugar boiled and pulled until soft
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