toff


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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
References in classic literature ?
He was dressed like a toff, and he had a black beard, cut square at the end, and a pale face.
I ain't such a juggins as to go agen a toff as makes it worf while to do as I'm bid an' 'old me tongue.
Hicking, but that he was known in their street, because of the number of his shirts, as Toff Hicking.
The same Labour MPs led by Messrs Stanner, Campbell, McShane and even our own Hilary Armstrong baying across the floor of the House: Tory Toffs, Tory Toffs and worse.
Prince Toff, bred by Ian Greaves, is out of the 1995 Oaks winner and 1996 Grand Prix second Sadlers Return, whose various offspring have credited the Co.
Jefferson says: "The way he won last time suggests he's got as good a chance at Sandown as Tullymurry Toff had.
Rockmount Toff, dual winner of the 550 yards Enniscorthy Leger in 1988 and 1989, covered mostly local bitches while at stud in Co.
Jefferson launched a broadside at chase handicapper Phil Smith, a former schoolteacher, immediately after Tullymurry Toff swept to victory yesterday.
Toffs speak Received Pronunciation, a dialect of English beloved of Radio Four and royalty, in which they are trained from birth in order to betray no regional evidence of upbringing.
Tullymurry Toff could run in the Tote Scoop6 Sandown Hurdle or Uttoxeter's Singer and Friedlander Chase on Saturday.
But the terrified toff feared he'd spotted a great white shark, so jumped out of the water.
Malcolm Jefferson was delighted with runner-up Tullymurry Toff, winner of the corresponding event 12 months ago, and is now considering a tilt at the Great Yorkshire Chase at Doncaster at the end of the month.