cotton candy


Definition of cotton candy

1 : a candy made of spun sugar
2 : something attractive but insubstantial

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Examples of cotton candy in a Sentence

the beauty pageant is a variety of cotton candy that the public has clearly started to grow tired of
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First Known Use of cotton candy

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cotton candy was in 1926

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18 Jul 2020

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“Cotton candy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cotton candy

US : candy made from sugar that is boiled, spun into a soft material using a special machine, and then wound around a stick

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