candy floss


British : cotton candy
usually candyfloss British : something attractive but insubstantial

Examples of candy floss in a Sentence

the composer's works have generally been dismissed as candyfloss by music critics
Recent Examples on the Web To the west, the clouds unfurled like a strawberry pink candy floss. Maggie Downs, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2024 Other sweet treats seen at the party included white candy floss, iced cookies in the shapes of nail polish, cucumbers and bubble baths, pink iced cupcakes, cake pops and doughnuts with extra sprinkles. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 11 Nov. 2023 Butrym was also behind the LBD Portman wore on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which featured a corsage flower at the neck and a cut-out chest, as well as the crochet bra that peeped from beneath her candy floss-pink Miu Miu separates at a Thor photo call in Rome. Alice Cary, Vogue, 8 July 2022 In fact, the top colors in this year, according to Shtork-Zigdon are cobalt blues, candy floss pink and tangerine tones. Nadja Sayej, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023 There’s 24-karat-gold smothered hot chocolate, high tea with a strong pink theme, and champagne flutes topped with pink candy floss. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, 15 Oct. 2019 Think of a fresh fruity and feminine base of candy floss, vanilla, and subtle sandalwood with light top notes of citrus, white floral, and black currant. Essence, 20 Sep. 2021 This malevolent whisp of candy floss will kill any human who goes outside within 10 seconds, forcing these strangers to play house for the foreseeable future. Brian Lowry, CNN, 13 Aug. 2021 Kylie fully dedicated herself to the crazy-hot look, dying her newly-blonde hair to match the candy floss color of the bra. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 30 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of candy floss was in 1951

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“Candy floss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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