Definition of toff in English:


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Pronunciation: /tɒf
British informal


  • A rich or upper-class person.
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    • 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.


(be toffed up) • dated Back to top  
  • Be smartly dressed: he was all toffed up in officer’s broadcloth
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    • 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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