hard candy


: a candy made of sugar and corn syrup boiled without crystallizing

Examples of hard candy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, sucking on ginger hard candy may help, as can over-the-counter nausea remedies. Mara Santilli, SELF, 1 July 2024 Children aged 4 and older can suck on throat or cough lozenges, sugar-free hard candies, or even frozen berries. Jeannette Moninger, Parents, 11 June 2024 Within four hours of the operation, no food or liquids should be consumed, including gum or hard candy. Scott Sundick, Verywell Health, 3 June 2024 Before freeing her, firefighters were able to toss her hard candy to help keep her blood sugar up. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for hard candy 

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hard candy was in 1848

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“Hard candy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20candy. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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