- a person who makes or sells candies and, sometimes, ice cream, cakes, etc.
Origin of confectioner
Examples from the Web for confectioner
Historical Examples of confectioner
They wanted to take me to the confectioner's to have something, but I refused.My Double Life
A confectioner of Yvetot had been intrusted with the tarts and sweets.Madame Bovary
He was by trade a sugar-baker (confectioner), and from 1752 to 1755 was a selectman of Charlestown.Tea Leaves
If to a confectioner's for tea, as likely as not he would come in.Beyond
She had consulted with a friend of hers in Saltash, the wife of a confectioner.Merry-Garden and Other Stories
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
- a person who makes or sells sweets or confections
1590s, agent noun from confection.