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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 ?
After tea Diana and I made taffy. The taffy wasn't very good, I suppose because neither Diana nor I had ever made any before.
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,
TAFFY the chihuahua has just celebrated his 21st birthday - and could be Britain's oldest dog.
Now the Dogs Trust team at Shrewsbury are wondering if tiny Taffy could be Britain's oldest dog.
Our Jewish guest is Taffy Brodesser-Akner, New York Times Magazine writer and author of Fleishman Is in Trouble.
FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE by Taffy Brodesser-Akner WILDFIRE, PS18.99 (EBOOK PS7.99) HHHH H IF you're new to Taffy Brodesser-Akner, then know that she is quite brilliant.
He really needs "a big black" spear that is back home in his Neolithic Cave, and Taffy hopes she can use a shark's tooth borrowed from a "Stranger-man"--it will become a writing tool--to send a request that the spear be sent to him.
"Hey Taffy!" Big Neil calls after Pigeon as Pigeon and Salim are walking towards Education Block.
Ganja-smoking Ma Taffy was blinded many years earlier when hundreds of rats crashed through her ceiling and attacked her eyes.
He has been named locally as labourer Phillip Owen, who was originally from the Caernarfon area and was affectionately known as Taffy.
Oswald Skinner, MT; Art Contino, AHI, RMA; Nancy Barrow, MT; Fred Morley, MT; Charles Baker, MT; Norma 'Taffy" Durfee, MT; (not pictured--Gerard Boe, PhD, MT)