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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
References in classic literature ?
The taffy wasn't very good, I suppose because neither Diana nor I had ever made any before.
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Then there was a Mexican who sold big slabs of brown chewing taffy for five cents each.
We did manage to get the taffy made but before we could sample the result satisfactorily, and just as the girls were finishing with the washing of the dishes, Felicity glanced out of the window and exclaimed in tones of dismay,
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