What Does Taffy Mean?


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The word "taffy" can mean a number of things. It is also a name given to girls and in this sense it means "loved one". The name Taffy is believed to be of Welsh origin. In the English language however the word taffy is a noun that refers to a kind of sweet candy that is chewy. It is made using boiled brown sugar or molasses. The sweet is made by pulling or stretching the boiled mass until it develops a glossy look and a firm shape. The word taffy is also used informally to refer to flattery.

The word taffy is found used as a nickname for the Tafil drug that is used to treat disorders related to anxiety. It was also the nickname of some Navy task units during the Second World War. Taffy may also be used to refer to a Welsh person it is however considered disrespectful.

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