Definition of


  1. (noun, food) a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
  2. (verb, perception) coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze

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Synonyms of Candy

confect, glaze, sugarcoat

Origin of the word Candy

  1. late 13c., from O.Fr. sucre candi "sugar candy," from Arabic qandi, from Pers. qand "cane sugar," probably from Skt. khanda "piece (of sugar)," perhaps from Dravidian (cf. Tamil kantu "candy," kattu "to harden, condense"). Eye-candy "attractive woman on a TV show, etc." is recorded by 1978, based on a metaphor also found in no… more

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