Origin of sugared
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of sugar
Examples from the Web for sugared
Contemporary Examples of sugared
They greeted us with a glass of sugared mint tea, called a “Berber whisky”, poured from high above out of a silver teapot.On Foot in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco
January 22, 2014
Soon he was subsisting largely on sugared espresso, canned sardines, and peanut butter.Green Snot and Deadly Snakes: Napoleon Chagnon’s Anthropological Battles
February 19, 2013
Danza uses this as a metaphor: entertainment now is about getting the viewer “all sugared up.”Tony Danza on His New Book About Teaching, ‘Who’s the Boss,’ and ‘Twilight’
September 14, 2012
Historical Examples of sugared
She is going to send you some panforte and a box of sugared fruits at Christmas.Olive in Italy
If you penetrate the warm, sugared, outer crust, you find ice within.Fairy Fingers
Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
"I am weary of requests that are but sugared commands," he said thickly.To Have and To Hold
A sugared cate, and a glass of hypocras jelly, or a slice of capon?Windsor Castle
William Harrison Ainsworth
Deeds like those were of more significance than sugared words.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.
John Lothrop Motley
Word Origin for sugar
late 13c., sugre, from Old French sucre "sugar" (12c.), from Medieval Latin succarum, from Arabic sukkar, from Persian shakar, from Sanskrit sharkara "ground or candied sugar," originally "grit, gravel" (cognate with Greek kroke "pebble"). The Arabic word also was borrowed in Italian (zucchero), Spanish (azucar), and German (Old High German zucura, German Zucker), and its forms are represented in most European languages (cf. Serb. cukar, Polish cukier, Russian sakhar).
Its Old World home was India (Alexander the Great's companions marveled at the "honey without bees") and it remained exotic in Europe until the Arabs began to cultivate it in Sicily and Spain; not until after the Crusades did it begin to rival honey as the West's sweetener. The Spaniards in the West Indies began raising sugar cane in 1506; first grown in Cuba 1523; first cultivated in Brazil 1532. The -g- in the English form cannot be accounted for. The pronunciation shift from s- to sh- is probably from the initial long vowel sound syu- (as in sure). Slang "euphemistic substitute for an imprecation" [OED] is attested from 1891. As a term of endearment, first recorded 1930. Sugar maple is from 1753. Sugar loaf was originally a moulded conical mass of refined sugar (early 15c.); they're now obsolete, but sense extended 17c. to hills, hats, etc. of that shape.
early 15c., "to sweeten with sugar," also figuratively, "to make more pleasing, mitigate the harshness of," from sugar (n.). Related: Sugared; sugaring.