'taffy', 'Taffy': [ˈtæfi]
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
taf•fy /ˈtæfi/USA pronunciation
n., pl. -fies. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Fooda chewy candy made of sugar or molasses boiled down: [uncountable]pieces of taffy sticking to her teeth.[countable]some taffies for a snack.
(taf′ē),USA pronunciation n.
Also, toffee, toffy.
- a chewy candy made of sugar or molasses boiled down, often with butter, nuts, etc.
- variant of toffee 1810–20
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taffy /ˈtæfɪ/ n ( pl -fies)
Etymology: 19th Century: perhaps from tafia
- US Canadian a chewy sweet made of brown sugar or molasses and butter, boiled and then pulled so that it becomes glossy
- chiefly US Canadian
a less common term for toffee
Taffy /ˈtæfɪ/ n ( pl -fies)
Etymology: 17th Century: from the supposed Welsh pronunciation of Davy (from David, Welsh Dafydd), a common Welsh Christian name
- a slang word or nickname for a Welshman
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