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



BrE BrE//ˈtɒfi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔːfi//
, NAmE//ˈtɑːfi//
[uncountable, countable] Sweets and desserts
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  • a hard sticky sweet/candy made by heating sugar, butter and water together and allowing it to cool See related entries: Sweets and desserts
  • Word Originearly 19th cent.: alteration of taffy.Idioms
    can’t do something for toffee
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    (old-fashioned, British English, informal) if somebody can’t do something for toffee, they are very bad at doing it He can't dance for toffee!
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: toffee