sweet·​shop | \ ˈswēt-ˌshäp How to pronounce sweetshop (audio) \

Definition of sweetshop

chiefly British
: a candy store

Examples of sweetshop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And my casual pretrip canvassing yielded a staggering 48 ecstatic recommendations for places to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus sweetshops and takeouts. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Why Charleston, South Carolina Is the Hottest Travel Destination In the U.S.," 16 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of sweetshop

1878, in the meaning defined above

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

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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