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toff

 (tŏf)
n. Chiefly British Slang
A member of the upper classes, especially one who is elegantly dressed.

[Probably variant of tuft, a gold tassel worn by titled students at Oxford and Cambridge.]

toff

(tɒf)
n
informal Brit a rich, well-dressed, or upper-class person, esp a man
[C19: perhaps variant of tuft, nickname for a titled student at Oxford University, wearing a cap with a gold tassel]

toff

(tɒf)

n.
Brit. Informal. dandy
[1850–55; perhaps alter. of tuft (referring to a titled undergraduate at Oxford or Cambridge)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toff - informal term for an upper-class or wealthy persontoff - informal term for an upper-class or wealthy person
man of means, rich man, wealthy man - a man who is wealthy
Translations

toff

[tɒf] N (Brit) → encopetado/a m/f

toff

[ˈtɒf] n (British) (= nob) → rupin(e) m/f

toff

n (Brit inf) → feiner Pinkel (inf)

toff

[tɒf] n (Brit) (old) (fam) → gran signore/a
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If we look at how national media has covered both sets of incidents, the urban yobs have been castigates while the toff vandals are having their efforts studied by scientists.
The toff, 31, who was caught holding hands with a blonde in a cab last week, went the whole hog as his missus threw a fancy dress party.
The audience for that gig is even smaller than the audience for STV's reheated hash - so why not give the electorate a real chance to see the PM take on the Toff in prime time?
Why do voters succumb to the toff -controlled media whose propagenda blasts the small political parties that are parties for the people?
Even the Conservative Party, the natural home of the toff, is back pedalling away from toffism.
Brown lost Crewe over 10p tax and Cameron played the toff victim to kill his pony club life as an issue.
The toff gave as good as he got during three rounds of three minutes against Facey,19 years his junior.
One of the toff girls seemed to call Kathy an old slapper.
I really think you have the toff attribution wrong," Mr Benn once protested, huffily, "but I happily subscribe to snob.
I'll eat my beach towel if the toff doesn't sneak out of Britain as soon as he thinks no one's looking.
The toff threw the kitchen sink at the Premier and the government as they suffered an unparalleled run of bad luck.
The comparison is preposterous - and the toff should know that because he was one of the Tory backroom boys (a friend of the family in Buck House helped get him the job) dripping the poison.