noun[mass noun] West Indian
A drink similar to rum, distilled from molasses or waste from the production of brown sugar.
More example sentences
- 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.