taffy

noun taf·fy \ ˈta-fē \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of taffy

plural taffies
1 :a boiled candy usually of sugar, molasses or corn syrup, butter, and often vinegar and vanilla that is pulled until porous and glossy
2 :insincere flattery

Examples of taffy in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of taffy

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TAFFY Defined for English Language Learners

taffy

noun

Definition of taffy for English Language Learners

  • : a type of soft and chewy candy


TAFFY Defined for Kids

taffy

noun taf·fy \ ˈta-fē \

Definition of taffy for Students

plural taffies
:a candy made usually of molasses or brown sugar boiled and pulled until soft


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