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, "A gift so good ... you’ll be tempted to keep it for yourself," 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, "Day 11: Hit Reset," 12 Nov. 2018 But forget sugarplums and fairies—kids these days long for much more sophisticated treats. Anny Choi, Vogue, "Vogue’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Kids, From Tots to Teens," 9 Nov. 2018 But forget sugarplums and fairies—kids these days long for much more sophisticated treats. Anny Choi, Vogue, "Vogue’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Kids, From Tots to Teens," 9 Nov. 2018 But forget sugarplums and fairies—kids these days long for much more sophisticated treats. Anny Choi, Vogue, "Vogue’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Kids, From Tots to Teens," 9 Nov. 2018 But forget sugarplums and fairies—kids these days long for much more sophisticated treats. Anny Choi, Vogue, "Vogue’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Kids, From Tots to Teens," 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, "Day 11: Hit Reset," 12 Nov. 2018 But forget sugarplums and fairies—kids these days long for much more sophisticated treats. Anny Choi, Vogue, "Vogue’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Kids, From Tots to Teens," 9 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of sugarplum

1627, in the meaning defined above

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16 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Sugarplum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sugarplum. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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sugarplum

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English Language Learners Definition of sugarplum

US, old-fashioned : a small, sweet candy that is usually shaped like a ball

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