toffee

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noun tof·fee \ˈtȯ-fē, ˈtä-\
variants: or less commonly

toffy

Definition of toffee

plural

toffees

also

toffies

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

Origin and Etymology of toffee

alteration of taffy


First Known Use: 1825


TOFFEE Defined for English Language Learners

toffee

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noun tof·fee \ˈtȯ-fē, ˈtä-\

Definition of toffee for English Language Learners

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



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