sugarplum

noun
sug·​ar·​plum | \ ˈshu̇-gər-ˌpləm How to pronounce sugarplum (audio) \

Definition of sugarplum

: a small candy in the shape of a ball or disk : sweetmeat

Examples of sugarplum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Your holiday dreams revolve less around sugarplums and more around that first, perfect cup of life-giving coffee — now, imagine a machine (the DeLonghi Eletta espresso maker) that grinds your beans fresh, froths your milk and makes the espresso. Cindy Dampier, chicagotribune.com, 7 Nov. 2019 With the whirlwind season winding down and a new year on the horizon, there’s no such thing as too much self-care. Eggnog, candy canes, sugarplums, and gingerbread . . Vogue, 12 Nov. 2018 But forget sugarplums and fairies—kids these days long for much more sophisticated treats. Anny Choi, Vogue, 9 Nov. 2018 But forget sugarplums and fairies—kids these days long for much more sophisticated treats. Anny Choi, Vogue, 9 Nov. 2018 But forget sugarplums and fairies—kids these days long for much more sophisticated treats. Anny Choi, Vogue, 9 Nov. 2018 But forget sugarplums and fairies—kids these days long for much more sophisticated treats. Anny Choi, Vogue, 9 Nov. 2018 With the whirlwind season winding down and a new year on the horizon, there’s no such thing as too much self-care. Eggnog, candy canes, sugarplums, and gingerbread . . Vogue, 12 Nov. 2018 But forget sugarplums and fairies—kids these days long for much more sophisticated treats. Anny Choi, Vogue, 9 Nov. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of sugarplum

1627, in the meaning defined above

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“Sugarplum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sugarplum. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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