penny candy

noun

Definition of penny candy 

: inexpensive candy originally costing a penny apiece

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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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circa 1940, in the meaning defined above

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penny candy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of penny candy

: candy that costs only a few pennies for each piece

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