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candy

[ kan-dee ]
/ 藞k忙n di /
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noun, plural can路dies.
verb (used with object), can路died, can路dy路ing.
verb (used without object), can路died, can路dy路ing.
to become covered with sugar.
to crystallize into sugar.
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Origin of candy

1225鈥75; Middle English candi, sugre candi candied sugar <Middle French sucre candi; candi 鈮 Arabic qand墨<Persian qandi sugar <Sanskrit kha峁囜笉aka岣 sugar candy

OTHER WORDS FROM candy

can路dy路like, adjective

Other definitions for candy (2 of 2)

Candy
[ kan-dee ]
/ 藞k忙n di /

noun
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for candy

candy
/ (藞k忙nd瑟) /

noun plural -dies
mainly US and Canadian confectionery in general; sweets, chocolate, etc
a person or thing that is regarded as being attractive but superficialarm candy
like taking candy from a baby informal very easy to accomplish
verb -dies, -dying or -died
to cause (sugar, etc) to become crystalline, esp by boiling or (of sugar) to become crystalline through boiling
to preserve (fruit peel, ginger, etc) by boiling in sugar
to cover with any crystalline substance, such as ice or sugar

Word Origin for candy

C18: from Old French sucre candi candied sugar, from Arabic qandi candied, from qand cane sugar, of Dravidian origin
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