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

Definition of confectioner

: a manufacturer of or dealer in confections

Examples of confectioner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web French confectioner Olivia Niddham and company chief executive Ken Romaniszyn created the new colorful Bon Bon Collection that sells in petite white boxes., 20 Apr. 2021 Add confectioner’s sugar and cocoa powder and stir until incorporated. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Dec. 2020 Now, if only some confectioner would take a hint and start making and selling my grandmother Lily Rose Stewart’s buttercream Easter eggs. Jacques Kelly,, 3 Apr. 2021 Cut each pan into 12 wedges and dust with confectioner’s sugar or drizzle with glaze. Makes 24 wedges. Dallas News, 23 Mar. 2021 Bigger consumer brand KIND Snacks owned by confectioner Mars & Wrigley has also recently launched its own line of ready-to-eat frozen smoothies, the fifth new category the company has entered within a year. Douglas Yu, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 The Red Spoon Gourmet, confectioner Al’s Gourmet Nuts and more are also participating. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Feb. 2021 Then, dollop the cream into the cups, top with the raspberries, add a mint leaf to each, and shower them all with confectioner’s sugar. Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2020 Online orders have surged for confectioner Laszlo Rimoczi's chocolate Santas wearing marzipan masks, made in his small workshop in rural Hungary. NBC News, 21 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of confectioner

1591, in the meaning defined above

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30 Apr 2021

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“Confectioner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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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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Nglish: Translation of confectioner for Spanish Speakers


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