Brit., Informal a fashionable, upper-class person; esp., a dandy
Origin of toff; from toft, variant, variety of tuft, slang term for “titled undergraduate,” in reference to gold tassel on the caps of aristocratic students
nounChiefly British Slang
A member of the upper classes, especially one who is elegantly dressed.
Origin of toffProbably variant of tuft, a gold tassel worn by titled students at Oxford and Cambridge.
- (UK) A person of the upper class- or high-class-pretence who usually communicates an air of superiority.
Commonly used in the UK with a negative connotation.