ice-cream cone


: a thin crisp edible cone for holding ice cream
also : one filled with ice cream

Examples of ice-cream cone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sanders: Poor guy with the ice-cream cone was going to be crossing the street in Honolulu. Vulture, 19 Oct. 2022 More or less crotchless pants, fall’s tall boots come in shapes from slouchy to stovepipe to inverted ice-cream cone. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, 9 Sep. 2022 The surprised waitress gave me a free vanilla ice-cream cone. Chloé Hayden,, 30 Aug. 2022 Frantically lick at an ice-cream cone the color of Dr. Manhattan. Alex McElroy, The Atlantic, 10 Aug. 2021 His subjects, mostly country folk and seemingly all white, posed against plain backdrops with their own props: an ice-cream cone, a football helmet, a fishing rod. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, 13 July 2021 The risible subplots range from the narrow-minded moms in Billie's social circle to Cooper's work dynamics, which include a boss (Li Jun Li) who looks at him the way kids eye an ice-cream cone. Brian Lowry, CNN, 25 June 2021 Today, just getting an ice-cream cone successfully feels like magic. Eva Hagberg, The Atlantic, 22 Sep. 2020 You’re not supposed to get an ice-cream cone for playing hard and having fun. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 15 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ice-cream cone was in 1905

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Cite this Entry

“Ice-cream cone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

ice-cream cone

: a crisp cone-shaped wafer for holding ice cream
also : one filled with ice cream

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