Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

sugar-candy

[shoo g-er-kan-dee] /ˈʃʊg ərˌkæn di/
adjective
1.
excessively sweet; saccharine:
sugar-candy stories in family magazines.
2.
pertaining to or characteristic of someone or something that is pleasing.

sugar candy

noun
1.
a confection made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens.
2.
a person or thing that is pleasing.
Origin of sugar candy
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for sugar-candy
Historical Examples
  • Halla (finds a piece of sugar-candy and divides it between the children).

    Modern Icelandic Plays

    Jhann Sigurjnsson
  • Is Sharpe's small article like a bit of sugar-candy, too, Ellen?

    Charlotte Bront T. Wemyss Reid
  • Clearly, neither Mr. nor Mrs. Winston Aylett was fond of sugar-candy.

    At Last Marion Harland
  • May I have sugar-candy for my cough instead of barley-sugar, 'cause I've eaten so much barley-sugar?

    That Little Beggar E. King Hall
  • No matter,I love you both, and both shall have my praise!Oh, for old Saturn's reign of sugar-candy!

    History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
  • None of us is perfect: I do not want to erect an immaculate clay-cold image of a man, in marble or in sugar-candy.

    Robert Louis Stevenson Alexander H. Japp
  • With the fires out in hell, no wonder we have an age of sugar-candy morality and cheap sentimentalism.

    The Seeker

    Harry Leon Wilson
  • She treated me to sugar and cinnamon and flour and sugar-candy and so forth during the whole of the four days.

  • An example of this is sugar-candy, of which a single isolated crystal may have grown freely in a solution of sugar.

  • The pigments in this style of painting are ground in a vehicle of isinglass size corrected with honey or sugar-candy.

British Dictionary definitions for sugar-candy

sugar candy

noun
1.
Also called rock candy. large crystals of sugar formed by suspending strings in a strong sugar solution that hardens on the strings, used chiefly for sweetening coffee
2.
(mainly US) confectionery; sweets
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for sugar-candy

Word Value for sugar

6
8
Scrabble Words With Friends