toft

noun
\ ˈtȯft How to pronounce toft (audio) , ˈtäft \

Definition of toft

British
: a site for a dwelling and its outbuildings also : an entire holding comprising a homestead and additional land

First Known Use of toft

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toft

Middle English, from Old English, from Old Norse topt; probably akin to Greek dapedon floor, demein to build, pedon ground — more at timber, ped

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“Toft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toft. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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