Definition of toffee in English:


Syllabification: tof·fee
Pronunciation: /ˈtôfē
, ˈtäfē

noun (plural toffees)

1A kind of firm or hard candy that softens when sucked or chewed, made by boiling together sugar and butter, often with other ingredients or flavorings added.
More example sentences
  • Generations of Scots have been weaned on the snack, which is actually a stack of wafers sandwiched together with toffee and coated in chocolate.
  • My one true passion at the time was to devour anything with abnormally large amounts of sugar, chocolate or toffee.
  • Refrigerate until the toffee is firm, about one hour.
1.1A small shaped piece of toffee candy.
More example sentences
  • You can find it in sodas, candies, toffees, even ice cream and chewing gum, but don't expect to get much of a dose.
  • Following recent takeovers, it has now extended its range to include wine gums, fruit pastilles, jelly beans and traditional boiled sweets, toffees and fudge.
  • She leads me into Chinese sweet shops where, alongside usual offerings of chocolates and toffees, there are buckets of candied dried shrimps and sugared squid.


early 19th century: alteration of taffy.

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