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candy

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noun can·dy \ˈkan-dē\

Simple Definition of candy

  • : a sweet food made with sugar or chocolate

Full Definition of candy

plural candies

  1. 1 :  crystallized sugar formed by boiling down sugar syrup

  2. 2 a :  a confection made with sugar and often flavoring and filling b :  a piece of such confection

  3. 3 :  something that is pleasant or appealing in a light or frivolous way <visual candy>

candy adjective

Examples of candy

  1. The cough syrup tastes like candy.



Origin of candy

Middle English sugre candy, part translation of Middle French sucre candi, from Old French sucre sugar + Arabic qandī candied, from qand crystallized sugar


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with candy


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candy

verb can·dy

Definition of candy

can·diedcan·dy·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to encrust in or coat with sugar; specifically :  to cook (as fruit or fruit peel) in a heavy syrup until glazed

  3. 2 :  to make attractive :  sweeten

  4. 3 :  to crystallize into sugar

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to become coated or encrusted with sugar crystals :  become crystallized into sugar



Examples of candy

  1. <the publisher hopes the flashy cover will candy up the novel for impulse buyers>



1533

First Known Use of candy

1533



CANDY Defined for Kids

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candy

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noun can·dy \ˈkan-dē\

Definition of candy

plural can·dies

  1. :  a sweet made of sugar often with flavoring and filling




2

candy

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verb can·dy

Definition of candy

can·diedcan·dy·ing

  1. :  to coat or become coated with sugar often by cooking





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