Candy meaning

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(slang) An illicit drug, especially one, such as cocaine, that has a sugary appearance or a drug in pill form, such as MDMA.
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To candy is defined as to cook with a sugar syrup, or to make into a crystal form.

When you use a sugar syrup to glaze yams, this is an example of when you candy yams.

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(slang) An illicit drug, especially one, such as cocaine, that has a sugary appearance or a drug in pill form, such as MDMA.
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To cook, preserve, saturate, or coat with sugar or syrup.

Candy apples; candy ginger.

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The definition of candy is a sweet treat usually made with sugar.

Gumdrops and Snickers bars are an example of candy.

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To become candied.
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(uncountable, chiefly US) Edible, sweet-tasting confectionery containing sugar, or sometimes artificial sweeteners, and often flavored with fruit, chocolate, nuts, herbs and spices, or artificial flavors.
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(countable, chiefly US) A piece of confectionery of this kind.
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(cooking) To cook in, or coat with, sugar syrup.
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(intransitive) To have sugar crystals form in or on.

Fruits preserved in sugar candy after a time.

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(intransitive) To be formed into candy; to solidify in a candylike form or mass.
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A pet form of the female given name Candace or Candice.
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(slang) An illicit drug, especially one, such as cocaine, that has a sugary appearance or a drug in pill form, such as MDMA.
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To cook, preserve, saturate, or coat with sugar or syrup.

Candy apples; candy ginger.

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(obsolete) A unit of mass used in southern India, equal to twenty maunds, roughly equal to 500 pounds avoirdupois but varying locally.
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Crystallized sugar made by boiling and evaporating cane sugar, syrup, etc.
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(informal) Someone or something variously regarded as being frivolously or superficially desirable, attractive, pleasing, exciting, etc.

Ear candy.

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To cook in or with sugar or syrup so as to glaze, encrust, or preserve.
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To crystallize into or like sugar.
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To sweeten; make pleasant.
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Origin of candy

  • Middle English candi crystallized cane sugar short for sugre-candi partial translation of Old French sucre candi ultimately from Arabic sukkar qandī sukkar sugar qandī consisting of sugar lumps (from qand lump of crystallized sugar) (from an Indic source akin to Pali kaṇḍa-) (from Sanskrit khaṇḍakaḥ) (from khaṇḍaḥ piece, fragment) (perhaps of Munda origin)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English candi crystallized cane sugar short for sugre-candi partial translation of Old French sucre candi ultimately from Arabic sukkar qandī sukkar sugar qandī consisting of sugar lumps (from qand lump of crystallized sugar) (from an Indic source akin to Pali kaṇḍa-) (from Sanskrit khaṇḍakaḥ) (from khaṇḍaḥ piece, fragment) (perhaps of Munda origin)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French sucre candi ("candy sugar"), from Arabic قندي (qandi, “candied”), from Arabic قند (qand, “hard candy made by boiling cane sugar”), from Persian کند (kand); ultimately from Sanskrit खण्ड (khaṇḍa, “candied sugar”), root खण्ड् (khaṇḍ, “to divide, break into pieces”), or from Proto-Dravidian *kaṇṭu; compare Tamil கண்டு (kantu, “hard candy”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Marathi खंडी (khaṇḍī), from Sanskrit खण्डन (khaṇḍana), from root खण्ड् (khaṇḍ, “to divide, break into pieces”).

    From Wiktionary