candy pull

  1. a social gathering at which taffy or molasses candy is made.

Origin of candy pull

First recorded in 1835–45

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

How to use candy pull in a sentence

  • Pamela was having a candy-pull down-stairs one night—a grown-up candy-pull to which the boys were not expected.

  • An old-fashioned candy-pull is often more entertaining than the most elaborately prepared function.

    Suppers | Paul Pierce
  • How is thee to have the fair unless thee has the candy pull?

  • We had a molasses candy pull last Friday evening, given by the house matron of Fergussen to the left-behinds in the other halls.

    Daddy Long-Legs | Jean Webster
  • The candy pull being finished all the girls gathered about the fire, sitting down Turk fashion.