noun \ˈtȯft, ˈtäft\

Definition of toft


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

Origin and Etymology of 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

First Known Use: before 12th century

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