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Slang

toff

This page is about the slang term 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 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

a. a poor immigrant family

b. a family with noble lineage

c. a family of farmers

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Contributor: Matt Errey