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toff

Syllabification: toff
Pronunciation: /täf
 
/
British informal derogatory

Definition of toff in English:

noun

A rich or upper-class person.
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.

Origin

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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