- a store that sells candy.
Origin of sweet-shop
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for sweet-shop
But little Publius knew a sweet-shop, and a trick worth two of that.The Forsyte Saga, Complete
The proprietor of the sweet-shop, however, was not sensitive.
I see a schoolboy, when I think of him, With face and nose pressed to a sweet-shop window.The Trembling of the Veil
William Butler Yeats
The man in the sweet-shop told him his only chance of getting a paper was at the railway station.The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's
Talbot Baines Reed
She seemed to find nothing odd in the fact of a small boy being in charge of a sweet-shop.