sweetmeat

noun
sweet·​meat | \ ˈswēt-ˌmēt How to pronounce sweetmeat (audio) \

Definition of sweetmeat

: a food rich in sugar: such as
a : a candied or crystallized fruit

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for sweetmeat

Synonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of sweetmeat in a Sentence

16th-century Naples carried on a vast export trade in silks and sweetmeats
Recent Examples on the Web But street food vendors — with their pungent salads, oodles of noodles, and coconut sweetmeats — have lately become the target of some of the capital’s planners. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Dec. 2019 So off the two ran to Loxy’s den, where Loxy began to speed-read his handy-dandy cookbook about slicing and dicing sweetmeat and Tex Mex green beans and chugalugging them down with mai tais, Tia Marias, pale ale and near beer. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 July 2019 In a tiny shop by the gate, the delicious sweetmeat has been made every day for the past 164 years with a recipe so secret the original handwritten copy is kept in the vault of a local bank. Kieran Dodds, Smithsonian, 20 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sweetmeat.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of sweetmeat

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sweetmeat

Time Traveler for sweetmeat

Time Traveler

The first known use of sweetmeat was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for sweetmeat

Cite this Entry

“Sweetmeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweetmeat. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for sweetmeat

sweetmeat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sweetmeat

old-fashioned : a piece of candy or a piece of fruit covered with sugar

sweetmeat

noun
sweet·​meat | \ ˈswēt-ˌmēt How to pronounce sweetmeat (audio) \

Kids Definition of sweetmeat

: a food (as a piece of candy or candied fruit) rich in sugar

More from Merriam-Webster on sweetmeat

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for sweetmeat

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!