[ kuhn-fek-shuh-ner ]

  1. a person who makes or sells candies and, sometimes, ice cream, cakes, etc.

Origin of confectioner

First recorded in 1585–95; confection + -er1

Words Nearby confectioner Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use confectioner in a sentence

  • Needless to add that this is ambitious confectioner's verse, intentionally nonsensical.

    Cyrano de Bergerac | Edmond Rostand
  • All over London there are coffee-houses, tobacco-shops, and confectioner-looking shops, whose real use is to be haunts of vice.

    The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant | Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  • Add nuts and cherries cut in small pieces and spread half an inch thick on a pan or slab sprinkled with confectioner's sugar.

  • Upon removing from the oven, brush with confectioner's sugar moistened with enough water to allow it to spread.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

British Dictionary definitions for confectioner


/ (kənˈfɛkʃənə) /

  1. a person who makes or sells sweets or confections

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