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toff British English

Meaning: a wealthy, upper-class person

For example:

  • If you want to see a lot of toffs drinking champagne and eating caviar, go to the Royal Meeting at Ascot Racecourse.

  • Lisa's new boyfriend is a real toff. His family's incredibly rich, and his dad's the Duke of Errey.

Variety: This slang is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Benjamin is a toff. He comes from
  1. a poor immigrant family
  2. a family with noble lineage
  3. a family of farmers

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