candy floss


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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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Cite this Entry

“Candy floss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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