penny candy

noun

Definition of penny candy

: inexpensive candy originally costing a penny apiece

Examples of penny candy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After graduating in 1949 from City College, Mr. Smith established Len’s Variety Store at the intersection of Aisquith and Orleans streets in East Baltimore, selling penny candy, snowballs and popcorn. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "Leonard B. “Lenny" Smith, co-founder of Lenny’s Delicatessen, dies," 31 Oct. 2019 For the better part of three decades, from the 1960s to the 1990s, Sigma Chemical Co. enticed kids with penny candy money to collect fireflies in jars and ship them to the company. Dan Radel, USA TODAY, "Fireflies are dying out because people are destroying their habitats," 1 Aug. 2019 There's also the centuries-old Williams & Sons Country Store, where maple syrup and penny candy are the norm. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019," 6 June 2019 Every kid had to go to Ellicott’s Country Store for penny candy from Miss Enalee. Janet Kusterer, Howard County Times, "Flood doesn't diminish passion for Ellicott City [Mostly Main Street]," 14 June 2018 McGhee said one of her earliest memories as a black girl was being chased from a penny candy store by a white store manager. Lisa Baertlein, Anchorage Daily News, "Starbucks to close 8,000 U.S. stores Tuesday afternoon for employee training on racial tolerance," 29 May 2018 For decades, the building on the corner of 21st Avenue South and Stevens Street was a grocery store — an honest-to-goodness corner grocery where longtime neighbors still remember going for cigarettes and penny candy. Gayle Clemans, The Seattle Times, "Historic Beacon Hill grocery gets new life as arts center," 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of penny candy

circa 1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of penny candy was circa 1940

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18 Nov 2019

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“Penny candy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penny%20candy. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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penny candy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of penny candy

US : candy that costs only a few pennies for each piece

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