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candy floss

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noun British.
  1. cotton candy.
  2. something that is attractive but inconsequential.

Origin of candy floss

First recorded in 1950–55
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  1. British a very light fluffy confection made from coloured spun sugar, usually held on a stickUS and Canadian name: cotton candy Austral name: fairyfloss
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