[shoo g-er-pluhm]


a small sweetmeat made of sugar with various flavoring and coloring ingredients; a bonbon.

Origin of sugarplum

First recorded in 1600–10; sugar + plum1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a crystallized plum
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Word Origin and History for sugar-plum

c.1600; see sugar (n.) + plum (n.). As a type of small round candy, from 1660s.

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