Definition of comfit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkʌmfɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌmfɪt//
(old-fashioned) Sweets and desserts
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a sweet/candy consisting of a nut, seed or fruit covered with sugar See related entries: Sweets and desserts Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French confit, from Latin confectum ‘something prepared’, neuter past participle of conficere ‘put together’, from con- ‘together’ + facere ‘make’.