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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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I really think you have the toff attribution wrong," Mr Benn once protested, huffily, "but I happily subscribe to snob.
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