comfit

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Frenchconfit (preserved fruit), from Latin confectum (cōnfectum).[1]

Noun[edit]

comfit (plural comfits)

  1. A confection consisting of a nut, seed or fruit coated with sugar.
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Verb[edit]

comfit (third-person singular simple present comfits, present participle comfiting, simple past and past participle comfited)

  1. (transitive) To preserve dry with sugar.
    • Cowley
      The fruit which does so quickly waste, [] Thou comfitest in sweets to make it last.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology 2[edit]

Acronym, from Computer Facial Identification Techniques.

Noun[edit]

comfit (plural comfits)

  1. (Australia) A computerised image of a suspect produced for the police force.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "comfit", entry in Online Etymology Dictionary.