chocolate-box

adjective

: superficially pretty or sentimental

Word History

Etymology

from the pictures formerly commonly seen on boxes of chocolates

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chocolate-box was in 1892

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Cite this Entry

“Chocolate-box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chocolate-box. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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