British • informal
- A rich or upper-class person.More example sentences
- A ban won't just affect a few toffs and their rich country chums.
- Grand ambition: to meet a rich toff and get married
- A generation of rich and eccentric toffs with more money than sense block out what's happening in the world by immersing themselves in one party after another.
verb(be toffed up) • dated Back to top
- Be smartly dressed: he was all toffed up in officer’s broadclothMore example sentences
- However, they bailed by cellphone shortly thereafter, after I'd already got toffed up and driven to the location.
- Later that day Nick's all toffed up and on his way to meet Leo.
- He presided over my graduation ceremony last year, toffed up in some ridiculous gown like he's the most educated man in Britain, rather than a bit of a prat.
mid 19th century: perhaps an alteration of tuft, used to denote a gold tassel worn on the cap by titled undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge.
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