noun British.

a store that sells candy.

Origin of sweet-shop

First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for sweet-shop

Historical Examples of sweet-shop

  • But little Publius knew a sweet-shop, and a trick worth two of that.

  • The proprietor of the sweet-shop, however, was not sensitive.

    Just William

    Richmal Crompton

  • I see a schoolboy, when I think of him, With face and nose pressed to a sweet-shop window.

    The Trembling of the Veil

    William Butler Yeats

  • The man in the sweet-shop told him his only chance of getting a paper was at the railway station.

  • She seemed to find nothing odd in the fact of a small boy being in charge of a sweet-shop.

    Just William

    Richmal Crompton