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 The finish is crisp and dry with lingering bitterness and a subtle return of toffee. Michael Agnew, Star Tribune, "Hops-heavy beers make good springtime sippers," 7 Apr. 2021 But if veganism is not really your thing, the artisan candy bars, chocolate bonbons, and brown butter toffee will make your mouths water as well., "Some of America’s best chocolate is in Massachusetts, according to Food & Wine," 6 Apr. 2021 Today the 5-ounce, award-winning Strohecker bunny stands at 4¾-inches tall, and contains an inner mosaic of nuts, caramel, and buttercrunch toffee., "Harbor Sweets Easter bunnies with tales to tell," 23 Mar. 2021 Colors include quartz, sand, toffee, clay, sea urchin and pinot, which makes the pieces easy to mix and match. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Size-inclusive label Summersalt just launched intimates," 12 Mar. 2021 Biscuity malt is the main feature, with notes of toffee in support. Michael Agnew, Star Tribune, "8 great Irish stouts and ales in the Twin Cities perfect for St. Patrick's Day," 10 Mar. 2021 Some makers produced more extreme varieties—including toffee-flavored and glitter-infused. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "I Could Really Use a Non-Alcoholic Botanical Drink-and-Tonic Right About Now," 1 Mar. 2021 Hot cocoa mix with caramel, toffee and sea salt flavors. cleveland, "Hot chocolate, anyone? We tasted and ranked 61 cocoa mixes from grocery stores," 11 Dec. 2020 The cheesecake over this option’s chocolate cookie crust is swirled with caramel, chocolate chips and ever-so-salty pretzels dressed with bits of pecan toffee on top. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "Some of San Antonio's best cheesecake is at Alamo Heights' new coffee shop and bakery Laika Cheesecake & Espresso," 2 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of toffee

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toffee

alteration of taffy

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10 Apr 2021

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“Toffee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of toffee

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

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