penny candy


: inexpensive candy originally costing a penny apiece

Examples of penny candy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, banks were handing out credit cards like penny candy, causing an alarming rise in consumer debt. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 20 Jan. 2023 It’s not penny candy on the Cape if something isn’t shaped like a lobster. Globe Staff,, 14 July 2022 How about a window-shopping stroll on Main Street, with a stop (or two) for penny candy? Globe Staff,, 14 July 2022 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., 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of penny candy was circa 1940

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“Penny candy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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