con·​fec·​tion·​er | \ kən-ˈfek-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce confectioner (audio) \

Definition of confectioner

: a manufacturer of or dealer in confections

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Mars, the confectioner that makes M&Ms and Milky Way, bought the Wrigley Company for $23 billion in 2008. Alicia Wallace, CNN, "A Wrigley chewing gum heir and a former Patrón CEO go all in on cannabis," 28 June 2019 Pisques are Salvadoran tamales wrapped in banana leaves and served as a savory dish or as a sweet dish sprinkled with confectioners sugar, Vasquez said. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Find OMG tamales at the new location for 3 in 1 Restaurant," 18 June 2019 Wayne spent the next 10 years working there, eventually becoming the main confectioner and running his own store. Michelle Matthews |,, "The sweet story of The Birmingham Candy Company," 4 June 2019 Purists opt for nothing more than a snowy sprinkling of confectioners sugar and a dash of cinnamon on top. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "What Your Holiday Table Has Been Missing," 12 Dec. 2018 Increase mixer speed to medium and gradually beat in confectioners sugar until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Santa Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting," 7 Dec. 2018 Borrow your colors from a confectioner’s shop (think shades of macarons), and bows are always a good idea. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "10 Easy First-Date Looks That Say “Summer Love”," 6 Aug. 2018 Combine cream cheese, vanilla, and 1 cup confectioners sugar in a bowl. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Gingerbread Rolls," 7 Dec. 2018 Image Valrhona’s line of chocolate items for the confectioner and baker has been expanded to include two new flavors of couverture, the type of chocolate to melt for glazes, truffles and desserts. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Two New Ingredients for the Home Baker," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of confectioner

1591, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of confectioner

: a person or business that makes or sells confections (such as chocolates and candies)


con·​fec·​tion·​er | \ kən-ˈfek-shə-nər How to pronounce confectioner (audio) \

Kids Definition of confectioner

: a maker of or dealer in sweet foods (as candies)

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