cotton candy

noun
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of cotton candy

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

Examples of cotton candy in a Sentence

  1. 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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cotton candy Synonyms

Synonyms

tinsel;


COTTON CANDY Defined for English Language Learners

cotton candy

Definition of cotton candy for English Language Learners

  • : 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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