sweet·​shop ˈswēt-ˌshäp How to pronounce sweetshop (audio)
chiefly British
: a candy store

Example Sentences

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, 16 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sweetshop was in 1878

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“Sweetshop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweetshop. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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