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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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