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 Every hour spent moving through its uniquely themed planets feels like eating handfuls of penny candy without the ensuing stomach ache. Reid Mccarter, Wired, 4 Sep. 2021 With a little of everything, this convenience store (and its penny candy selection) offers a taste of local culture. Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2021 And besides the books, Davoll’s also now has a café and pub, and a grocery section with local eggs, milk, and honey, penny candy, and other luxuries and staples. BostonGlobe.com, 30 July 2021 The local hardware store is the closest thing modern America has to the general store, that linchpin of city and frontier, with its evocation of paper bags filled with penny candy and the communal checkerboard set up before a potbellied stove. Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2021 For example, the General Store set was filled with finds from vintage and thrift shops, as well as homemade preserves from HomeGoods and penny candy from Amazon. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 18 Dec. 2020 Despite the fame differential, the three girls became fast friends, sharing not only a love of penny candy but also a rare blood type. Jennifer Crittenden, The New Yorker, 11 Jan. 2020 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, 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, 1 Aug. 2019 See More

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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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“Penny candy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penny%20candy. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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