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

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Outsmart your taste buds by choosing single-flavor snacks (think chocolate ice cream instead of chocolate-vanilla-peanut-butter-toffee) and one-dish meals. Jill Provost, Woman's Day, "Are You Sabotaging Your Diet?," 7 Feb. 2011 This type typically delivers rich vanilla and toffee notes. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "‘Grass-to-Glass’ Rums: What You Need to Know," 3 Aug. 2018 Meanwhile, make toffee-pecan sauce: Melt butter in large, heavy pan. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Sticky Toffee Pudding," 27 Nov. 2018 Get your fill of caramel, toffee, coffee, suede, bone, and vanilla shades in these neutral makeup palettes. Allure, "The 10 Sexiest Nude Makeup Palettes," 26 Sep. 2018 It’s as sticky as English toffee, nutty as a pecan log, and served hot and fresh in small batches finished on the smokers. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Texas Pride Barbecue," 29 June 2018 The nose is mostly toffee and pepper, so there’s no surprise when there’s a lot of licorice and cinnamon on the taste as more rye comes through than anything else. Will Nevin, OregonLive.com, "WW #97: Imagination, moxie and the magic of 'Metal'," 6 Apr. 2018 Fike said Di Bruno’s Black Lava cashews, toasted in toffee and sprinkled with Hawaiian salt, complement Gouda’s taste as well. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "What makes a good cheese plate? A how-to for amateurs," 10 Apr. 2018 Critical Adjustment is a tropical stout — a little sweeter than a typical stout — with tastes of dark chocolate and hints of toffee. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Vennture Brew Co. brings coffee and beer to Washington Heights neighborhood," 11 July 2018

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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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Tofieldia

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toffee

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toffee

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

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