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 Halls cherry cough drops, Maria cookies, toffee and chocolate. New York Times, 2 May 2022 Flavors of raspberries, cherries, some toffee on the midpalate. Château Méjean. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Items on the food and beverage cart range from $1 for Icelandic water to about $4 for Icelandic chocolate with toffee and sea salt to nearly $10 for a vegan wrap with falafel and date chutney. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2022 One woman said goodbye to her small toffee-colored dog, Asya, as evacuees are not allowed to take pets with them. New York Times, 30 Mar. 2022 And the palate is sweet and light, with notes of cantaloupe, lemon, vanilla and toffee followed by just a hint of astringency. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 8 Mar. 2022 Caramel and toffee provide a robust core, grapefruit and dark chocolate account for a more bitter layer, and coriander and lemon peel fill in the gaps nicely. Felipe Schrieberg, Forbes, 30 Jan. 2022 Finished with citrus, toffee and a hint of coffee, this cocktail will surely delight any palate. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 Faces are rendered masklike, figures totemic, with rich palettes of teal, peach, ocher and toffee lending an ominous discordance to the subjects, who often seem burdened with melancholy—or glowering with menace. Brian P. Kelly, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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3 Jul 2022

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“Toffee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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