toff

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
toff  (tof ),USA pronunciation n. [Brit. Informal.]
  • British Termsa stylishly dressed, fashionable person, esp. one who is or wants to be considered a member of the upper class.
    • perh. variant of tuft 1850–55

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    toff /tɒf/ n
    1. Brit slang a rich, well-dressed, or upper-class person, esp a man
    Etymology: 19th Century: perhaps variant of tuft, nickname for a titled student at Oxford University, wearing a cap with a gold tassel
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