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- n. Alternative spelling of toffee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as taffy: the usual forms of the word in Great Britain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
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His native accent is a bit toffy, so he affects something a little bit more lower class to keep the populace happy.
Poirot gets involved with an investigation at a very toffy girl's school, and he doesn't really expect to get involved in international intrigue, but it doesn't take him long to work out something odd is going on.
Kate Masters was a jolly bouncing schoolgirl of fifteen, who was not too proud to eat toffy, and thought herself still a child.
They were forbidden, however, to go anywhere except on the down and into the woods; the village had been especially prohibited, where huge bull's-eyes and unctuous toffy might be procured in exchange for coin of the realm.
From whence it being only a step to the toffy shop, what could be more simple than to go on there and fill their pockets; or what more certain than that on their return, a distribution of treasure having been made, the usher should shortly detect the forbidden smell of bull's-eyes, and, a search ensuing, discover the state of the breeches-pockets of Tom and his ally?
While these worthies hold forth for the benefit of distant Missouri and Michigan, their colleagues write their letters, read the newspapers, chew tobacco, as little boys do toffy in England, and expectorate at leisure.
But the winter days were yet to come, though the cold autumn winds and falling leaves heralded their sure approach; and this evening Winnie and Dick were engaged -- not in wandering hand in hand into wonderland, but in the prosaic occupation of making toffy.
The young cook drew her slight figure up and said with an air of offended dignity, "I flatter myself that I am quite capable of making excellent toffy, Richard Blake, and am well aware as to the proper ingredients."
Winnie fled to the rescue of her beloved toffy, and seized the spoon from her brother's swaying hand.
I am sure this will be excellent toffy, but -- Dick, you shocking boy! whatever are you doing?