confectioner

[ kuh n-fek-shuh-ner ]
/ kənˈfɛk ʃə nər /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. confabulation,
  2. confarreation,
  3. confect,
  4. confection,
  5. confectionary,
  6. confectioners' sugar,
  7. confectionery,
  8. confed.,
  9. confederacy,
  10. confederal

Origin of confectioner

First recorded in 1585–95; confection + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for confectioner

confectioner

/ (kənˈfɛkʃənə) /

noun

a person who makes or sells sweets or confections
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Word Origin and History for confectioner

confectioner

n.

1590s, agent noun from confection.

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