- a person who makes or sells candies and, sometimes, ice cream, cakes, etc.
Origin of confectioner
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Examples from the Web for 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
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Word Origin and History for confectioner
1590s, agent noun from confection.
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