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



BrE BrE//tɒf//
; NAmE NAmE//tɑːf//
(British English, informal)
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a disapproving way of referring to somebody from a high social class What are you doing dressed up like a toff? Word Originmid 19th cent.: perhaps an alteration of tuft, used to denote a gold tassel worn on the cap by titled undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge.