toffee

noun
tof·​fee | \ ˈtȯ-fē How to pronounce toffee (audio) , ˈtä- \
variants: or less commonly toffy
plural toffees also toffies

Definition of toffee

: candy of brittle but tender texture made by boiling sugar and butter together

Examples of toffee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Original Murdick's Fudge, Mackinac Island The famed fudge shop has been known for its handcrafted fudge, brittle, toffee and caramel since 1887. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Unique food gifts from Michigan include coney kits, dry toast and chocolates," 12 Dec. 2019 These lovely little rounds studded with toffee are inspired by the popular Nebraska ice cream. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "Take the sweetest trip around the country with these 14 American regional cookie recipes," 2 Dec. 2019 The brew, aged in Wild Turkey barrels for notes of strong coffee, chocolate, toffee and dark fruit, will be available at all Water Street locations: 2615 Washington St., Grafton; 3191 Golf Road, Delafield; and 140 West Town Square Way, Oak Creek. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In Milwaukee, Black Friday means shopping for specialty beer. Here's a guide to 29 of this year's events.," 12 Nov. 2019 Cue music and a montage plays to illustrate Bluey’s $5, which the tooth fairy marked with a sticker, move from the toffee apple vendor to the German sausage booth and eventually to Indy’s mom’s sugar-, dairy-, gluten-free dessert booth. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, "Finally! 'Bluey' on Disney is a show kids can watch on repeat without driving parents crazy," 21 Oct. 2019 Remove from heat and immediately — and carefully — pour the toffee onto the crackers. BostonGlobe.com, "SUGAR COOKIES WITH ROYAL ICING," 21 Nov. 2019 The toffee was developed specifically to stick better to the teeth. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "The Swedish cavity experiments: How dentists rotted the teeth of kids with mental handicaps to study candy's effect," 30 Oct. 2019 Sweetness from the maple syrup, nuttiness from the pecan, along with caramel and toffee notes, some heat on the finish. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, "12 top Michigan beers from Detroit's Fall Beer Festival," 26 Oct. 2019 On Wednesday, Katie Luckesen checked her phone again and again — while snuggling with her daughter, while helping the kids with schoolwork, while making stovetop Christmas toffee — but the good news never came. Eric Boodman, STAT, "Families are reeling after FDA rejects therapy for kids born without a thymus gland," 6 Dec. 2019

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

See More

First Known Use of toffee

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toffee

alteration of taffy

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about toffee

Time Traveler for toffee

Time Traveler

The first known use of toffee was in 1825

See more words from the same year

Statistics for toffee

Last Updated

26 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Toffee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toffee. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for toffee

toffee

noun
How to pronounce toffee (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of toffee

: a hard, sticky candy made by boiling sugar and butter together

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on toffee

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with toffee

Spanish Central: Translation of toffee

Nglish: Translation of toffee for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about toffee

Comments on toffee

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

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

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!