something that is attractive but inconsequential.
Origin of candy floss
First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for candyfloss
/ (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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