[shoo g-er-kan-dee]
  1. excessively sweet; saccharine: sugar-candy stories in family magazines.
  2. pertaining to or characteristic of someone or something that is pleasing.

sugar candy

  1. a confection made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens.
  2. a person or thing that is pleasing.

Origin of sugar candy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sugar-candy

Historical Examples of sugar-candy

  • Halla (finds a piece of sugar-candy and divides it between the children).

    Modern Icelandic Plays

    Jhann Sigurjnsson

  • Is Sharpe's small article like a bit of sugar-candy, too, Ellen?

    Charlotte Bront

    T. Wemyss Reid

  • Clearly, neither Mr. nor Mrs. Winston Aylett was fond of sugar-candy.

    At Last

    Marion Harland

  • May I have sugar-candy for my cough instead of barley-sugar, 'cause I've eaten so much barley-sugar?

    That Little Beggar

    E. King Hall

  • No matter,I love you both, and both shall have my praise!Oh, for old Saturn's reign of sugar-candy!

    History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange

British Dictionary definitions for sugar-candy

sugar candy

  1. Also called: rock candy large crystals of sugar formed by suspending strings in a strong sugar solution that hardens on the strings, used chiefly for sweetening coffee
  2. mainly US confectionery; sweets
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