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taf·fy

 (tăf′ē)
n. pl. taf·fies
1. A sweet chewy candy made by boiling a flavored syrup until it is very thick and then pulling it until it is glossy and holds its shape.
2. Informal Flattery.

[Origin unknown.]

taffy

(ˈtæfɪ)
n, pl -fies
1. (Cookery) US and Canadian a chewy sweet made of brown sugar or molasses and butter, boiled and then pulled so that it becomes glossy
2. (Cookery) chiefly US and Canadian a less common term for toffee
[C19: perhaps from tafia]

Taffy

(ˈtæfɪ)
n, pl -fies
a slang word or nickname for a Welshman
[C17: from the supposed Welsh pronunciation of Davy (from David, Welsh Dafydd), a common Welsh Christian name]

taf•fy

(ˈtæf i)

n., pl. -fies.
1. a chewy candy made of sugar or molasses boiled down, often with butter.
2. Informal. flattery.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taffy - chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossytaffy - chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
molasses taffy - taffy made of molasses
Translations
tire d’érable

Taffy

[ˈtæfɪ] N (pej) → galés m

taffy

[ˈtæfɪ] N (US) (= toffee) → melcocha f

taffy

[ˈtæfi] n (US)caramel m, bonbon m au caramel

Taffy

n (inf)Waliser(in) m(f)

taffy

n (US) → Toffee nt

taffy

[ˈtæfɪ] n (Am) → caramella f mou inv
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