[shoo g-er-lohf]

noun, plural sug·ar·loaves [shoo g-er-lohvz] /ˈʃʊg ərˌloʊvz/.

a large, usually conical loaf or mass of hard refined sugar: the common form of household sugar until the mid-19th century.
anything resembling this in shape.

Origin of sugarloaf

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425


or sug·ar-loafed

[shoo g-er-lohf]


resembling a sugar-loaf.

Origin of sugar-loaf

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

Examples from the Web for sugarloaf

Historical Examples of sugarloaf

  • Look, that is Sugarloaf, piercing the white cloud; and yonder is Castletown.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever

  • You saw Lopez pretty soon after you gave us the slip at Sugarloaf Rock?

  • Do you know that bit of flat on the other side of Sugarloaf Hill?'

    Sheilah McLeod

    Guy Boothby

  • Except for the lumbermen it would be worse in the Sugarloaf cutting.

    The Happy End

    Joseph Hergesheimer

  • Sugarloaf showed now true to its name, an elegant little cone.

    Pine Needles

    Susan Bogert Warner