A member of the upper classes, especially one who is elegantly dressed.
(brit., informal) A fashionable, upper-class person; esp., a dandy.
(UK) A person of the upper class- or high-class-pretence who usually communicates an air of superiority.
Other Word Forms
Origin of toff
- Probably variant of tuft a gold tassel worn by titled students at Oxford and Cambridge
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition