- Historical candies, or plaster imitations of candies, scattered about at carnivals or other celebrations
- [with sing. v.] bits of colored paper now used in this way
Origin of confettiIt, plural of confetto, sweetmeat from Medieval Latin confectum from Classical Latin confectus: see confect
plural nounused with a sing. verb
Small pieces or streamers of colored paper that are scattered around during the course of festive occasions: Confetti covers the floor every year on January 1.
Origin of confettiItalian pl. of confetto candy ( from the Italian custom of throwing candy on festive occasions ) from Medieval Latin cōnfectum from neuter of Latin cōnfectus past participle of cōnficere to prepare ; see comfit .