from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sweet, chewy candy of molasses or brown sugar boiled until very thick and then pulled with the hands or by machine until the candy is glossy and holds its shape.
- n. Informal Flattery.
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- n. A soft, chewy candy made from boiled molasses or brown sugar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of candy made of molasses or brown sugar boiled down and poured out in shallow pans.
- n. Flattery; soft phrases.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coarse kind of candy, made of sugar or molasses boiled down and then cooled in shallow pans, often mixed with the meats of various kinds of nuts, as almonds, etc.
- n. Hence Crude compliment or flattery; cajolery; blarney; soft soap.
- To give taffy to; prevail upon by means of flattery: as, he was taffied into yielding.
- n. A Welshman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)