confectioner

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Take a quick jaunt to Italy with this calendar filled with morsels from Italian confectioner Amedei. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 22 Nov. 2022 If toting cake, sprinkle on confectioner’s sugar right before serving. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 4 Nov. 2022 In the early 2010s, executives at the American division of the Japanese confectioner Morinaga & Company noticed something strange happening in Utah. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 31 Aug. 2022 Sales of gummy candies from the German confectioner Haribo more than doubled from 2011 to 2017. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 31 Aug. 2022 Best served with a sprinkle of confectioner’s sugar and fruit, in this case sauteed apples. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 15 Aug. 2022 Italian confectioner Ferrero owns that brand but doesn’t currently produce them. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 15 Aug. 2022 Is the cocoa that a confectioner uses getting more expensive and hard to source because of rising temperatures? Alex Lassiter, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 Just over a century ago, in 1920, German confectioner Hans Riegel Sr. struck out on his own, establishing a new candy company called Haribo—an abbreviation derived from his name and hometown of Bonn (Hans Riegel Bonn). Michele Herrmann, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 May 2022 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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Cite this Entry

“Confectioner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confectioner. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

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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