toffee, n. (also toffy) (pl. toffees or toffies)
1 a kind of firm or hard sweet softening when sucked or chewed, made by boiling sugar, butter, etc.
2 Brit. a small piece of this.
for toffee sl. (prec. by can't etc.) (denoting incompetence) at all (they couldn't sing for toffee). toffee-apple an apple with a thin coating of toffee. toffee-nosed esp. Brit. sl. snobbish, pretentious.