confectioner

noun

con·​fec·​tion·​er kən-ˈfek-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce confectioner (audio)
: a manufacturer of or dealer in confections

Examples of confectioner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add remaining 2 cups confectioners’ sugar and beat until combined. Beth Branch, Country Living, 27 July 2023 On low speed, add confectioners’ sugar all at once and work up to medium speed until completely blended, about 2 minutes. Kimberly Winter Stern, Kansas City Star, 25 Jan. 2024 Gradually add 1 box (16 oz.) of confectioners’ sugar, beating well after each addition. Ethel G. Hofman, Sun Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2024 Forgotten Chocolate Cookies Egg whites, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder and cornstarch combine with pecans or walnuts to make these chewy cookies. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2023 Inevitably all this tumult attracts the attention of a trio of huffy rival confectioners, Slugworth (Paterson Joseph), Prodnose (Matt Lucas), and Fickelgruber (Mathew Baynton). Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Dec. 2023 Jones even got to commercialize the magic candy that captivated him on that first reading, named for the wizard confectioner as Bertie Bott’s Jelly Beans. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 24 Aug. 2023 Add the flour, confectioners’ sugar and salt, and pulse until the nuts are very finely ground. Genevieve Ko, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2023 Candy corn is basically sugar, corn syrup, confectioner’s glaze, salt, gelatin, honey and dyes, among some other things. Leanne Italie, Fortune, 24 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

confection + -er entry 2, after Medieval Latin confectiōnārius "confectioner, apothecary"

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of confectioner was in 1591

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“Confectioner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confectioner. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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confectioner

noun
con·​fec·​tion·​er kən-ˈfek-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce confectioner (audio)
: a manufacturer of or dealer in confections

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