- n. 有钱人；花花公子；爱打扮的人
- n. (Toff)人名；(罗)托夫
可能改写自 tuft,成簇，羽毛或丝线装饰品，原为 18 世纪中期时牛津大学校园俚语，用来指 贵族家庭或老爸有较高社会地位的同学，因当时牛津或剑桥的贵族子女常在帽子上挂上金丝 穗饰物来彰显地位。后进一步俚语化，用来指纨绔子弟或花花公子。
- toff:  Toff probably originated as an alteration of tuft , which was used from the 18th century as an Oxford University slang term for a ‘titled undergraduate’ (students who came from noble families wore a gold tassel or ‘tuft’ on their caps). Tuft itself was adapted from Old French tofe or toffe ‘tuft’, a word of Germanic origin.
- toff (n.)
- lower-class London slang for "stylish dresser, man of the smart set," 1851, said by OED to be probably an alteration of tuft, formerly an Oxford University term for a nobleman or gentleman-commoner (1755), in reference to the gold ornamental tassel worn on the caps of undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge whose fathers were peers with votes in the House of Lords.
- 1. Some said he was a toff in disguise.
- 2. He came out no end of a toff.
[ toff 造句 ]