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something that is attractive but inconsequential.
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Origin of candy floss
First recorded in 1950–55
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How to use candy floss in a sentence
A column of wildebeest cantered rigidly in the other direction—all spindly legs, candyfloss white beards, and sloping backs.Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot|Joanna Eede|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for candy floss
/ (ˈkændɪˌflɒs) /
British a very light fluffy confection made from coloured spun sugar, usually held on a stickUS and Canadian name: cotton candy Austral name: fairyfloss
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