Definition of tafia in English:


Syllabification: taf·i·a
Pronunciation: /ˈtafēə


West Indian
A drink similar to rum, distilled from molasses or waste from the production of brown sugar.
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  • Excise taxes, the levy on whiskey, brandy, gin, and vodka will be standardized at $15 per liter, while rum and tafia will attract an excise tax of $10 per liter.
  • Sugar is very difficult to ship; rum and tafia can be handled with less risk.
  • Sugar, molasses, tafia, and rum were the chief exports, but there is less profit in these products of cane nowadays.


via French from West Indian Creole, alteration of ratafia.

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