taffy

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Etymology[edit]

Probably related to tafia (kind of rum).

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Noun[edit]

taffy (countable and uncountable, plural taffies)

  1. (US) A soft, chewy candy made from boiled molasses or brown sugar.
  2. (informal) Flattery.
    • 1881, Mark Twain, Unfinished Burlesque on Books of Etiquette:
      ... if these statistices should seem to fail to tally with the facts, in places, do not nudge your neighbor, or press your foot upon his toes, or manifest, by any other sign, your awareness that taffy is being distributed.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Taffy is similar to toffee, which is a hard candy, but taffy is a soft candy.

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References[edit]

  • Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN