Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

sugarplum

play
noun sug·ar·plum \ˈshu̇-gər-ˌpləm\

Simple Definition of sugarplum

  • : a small, sweet candy that is usually shaped like a ball

Full Definition of sugarplum

  1. :  a small candy in the shape of a ball or disk :  sweetmeat

1627

First Known Use of sugarplum

1627


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sugarplum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 10, 2016

to put in good humor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift pince-nez duvet kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ