[ shoo g-er-pluhm ]
/ ˈʃʊg ərˌplʌm /


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

Examples from the Web for sugarplum

  • A sugarplum may help one to forget a bee-sting, but a death-thrust is another matter.

    Mary Ware in Texas|Annie F. Johnston
  • She had taught it him verse by verse with the patience of an angel, and she had encouraged him to learn it with many a sugarplum.

British Dictionary definitions for sugarplum


/ (ˈʃʊɡəˌplʌm) /


a crystallized plum
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