sugar bowl

[ shoog-er bohl ]

  1. a small bowl, usually having a cover, for serving granulated sugar or sugar cubes.

  2. Slang. the community of people who sugar date.

Origin of sugar bowl

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75

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

How to use sugar bowl in a sentence

  • Observing the child craning his neck to see the inscription on the sugar-bowl, she turned it towards him.

    The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
  • He wears his London frock coat and gloves; and his tall silk hat is on the table beside the sugar bowl.

    You Never Can Tell | George Bernard Shaw