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candy

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noun can·dy \ˈkan-dē\

Definition of candy

plural

candies

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

  2. 2a :  a confection made with sugar and often flavoring and fillingb :  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 in a Sentence

  1. The cough syrup tastes like candy.

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Origin and Etymology of candy

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


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candy

verb can·dy

Definition of candy

candied

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candying

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

  3. 2 :  to make attractive :  sweeten candying up the duke's reputation

  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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of candy

1533



CANDY Defined for English Language Learners

candy

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noun

Definition of candy for English Language Learners

  • : a sweet food made with sugar or chocolate


CANDY Defined for Kids

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candy

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noun can·dy \ˈkan-dē\

Definition of candy for Students

plural

candies

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


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candy

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verb can·dy

Definition of candy for Students

candied

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candying

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



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