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tof·fee / ˈtôfē; ˈtäfē/ • n. (pl. -fees ) a kind of firm or hard candy that softens when sucked or chewed, made by boiling together sugar and butter, often with other ingredients or flavorings added. ∎  a small shaped piece of such candy.

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toffee A sweet made from butter or other fat, milk, and sugar boiled at a higher temperature than caramels. Called candy or taffy in the USA (originally the UK name). Variants include butterscotch and glessie (Scots). Toffee apples are apples coated with hardened syrup (caramel apples in the USA).

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toffee XIX. alt. of earlier north. taffy; of unkn. orig.

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