sugarplum

noun
sug·​ar·​plum | \ ˈshu̇-gər-ˌpləm \

Definition of sugarplum

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

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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 Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Washington Post, "Science Says: Are poinsettias poisonous? Some holiday truths," 20 Dec. 2017 At this blessed time of year, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra typically turns to more populist symphonic fare to help ensure a healthy box office amid the rival seasonal flurries of caroling choristers and dancing sugarplums. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Conductor's firm control makes for satisfying Tchaikovsky with CSO," 15 Dec. 2017

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1627, in the meaning defined above

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sugarplum

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sugarplum

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

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