chocolate-box

adjective

Definition of chocolate-box

: superficially pretty or sentimental

First Known Use of chocolate-box

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chocolate-box

from the pictures formerly commonly seen on boxes of chocolates

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The first known use of chocolate-box was in 1892

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“Chocolate-box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chocolate-box. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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chocolate-box

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of chocolate-box

British, informal : pretty in a way that seems too perfect to be true or real

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