taffy

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 'taffy', 'Taffy': [ˈtæfi]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
taf•fy /ˈtæfi/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -fies. 
  1. Fooda chewy candy made of sugar or molasses boiled down: [uncountable]pieces of taffy sticking to her teeth.[countable]some taffies for a snack.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
taf•fy  (tafē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a chewy candy made of sugar or molasses boiled down, often with butter, nuts, etc.
  2. [Informal.]flattery.
Also,  toffee, toffy. 
  • variant of toffee 1810–20


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

taffy /ˈtæfɪ/ n ( pl -fies)
  1. US Canadian a chewy sweet made of brown sugar or molasses and butter, boiled and then pulled so that it becomes glossy
  2. chiefly US Canadian
    a less common term for toffee
Etymology: 19th Century: perhaps from tafia



Taffy /ˈtæfɪ/ n ( pl -fies)
  1. a slang word or nickname for a Welshman
Etymology: 17th Century: from the supposed Welsh pronunciation of Davy (from David, Welsh Dafydd), a common Welsh Christian name



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