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ID #5382

tuffy

[cf. OED toffee, toffy a sweetmeat made from sugar or treacle, butter, and flour boiled together (of uncertain origin; apparently originally dialectal and sometimes spelt tuffy, toughy as if named from its toughness; but the earlier form is the northern taffy, also Scots and US)] n. 1. a brown, sticky candy. <Black>

 2. also tuffy coconut dried coconut. <Berry, Andros>

Tags: food, noun

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Last update: 2011-08-15 14:12
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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