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sugarplum

[shoo g-er-pluhm]
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noun
  1. a small sweetmeat made of sugar with various flavoring and coloring ingredients; a bonbon.
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Origin of sugarplum

First recorded in 1600–10; sugar + plum1
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Examples from the Web for sugarplum

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris

    Henry Labouchre

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

    Mary Ware in Texas

    Annie F. Johnston


British Dictionary definitions for sugarplum

sugarplum

noun
  1. a crystallized plum
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