candy cane

[ kan-dee keyn ]

  1. a stick of hard candy with a curve at one end, usually peppermint-flavored with red and white stripes.

Origin of candy cane

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby candy cane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use candy cane in a sentence

  • And Philip he seed me behind the post and give me as much candy cane as I could bite off not to tell nobody what she said to him.

    Mothering on Perilous | Lucy S. Furman
  • As he pulled off his hat he heard a shout and saw the boys all scrambling for the broken end of the candy cane.

  • Immediately John Dough recovered his wits and aimed a strong blow with the candy cane at the wild people of the forest.

  • He wore a silk hat and carried a candy cane prettily striped with red and yellow.

    The Road to Oz | L. Frank Baum