taffy

play
noun taf·fy \ˈta-fē\

Definition of taffy

plural

taffies

  1. 1 :  a boiled candy usually of molasses or brown sugar that is pulled until porous and light-colored

  2. 2 :  insincere flattery

Examples of taffy in a Sentence

  1. the magazine's profiles of showbiz celebrities tend to be pure taffy

Recent Examples of taffy from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'taffy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of taffy

origin unknown


TAFFY Defined for English Language Learners

taffy

play
noun

Definition of taffy for English Language Learners

  • : a type of soft and chewy candy


TAFFY Defined for Kids

taffy

play
noun taf·fy \ˈta-fē\

Definition of taffy for Students

plural

taffies

  1. :  a candy made usually of molasses or brown sugar boiled and pulled until soft



Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

lethargy or dullness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

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!