Sugar Definition

sho͝ogər
sugared, sugaring, sugars
noun
sugars
Any of a class of sweet, soluble, crystalline carbohydrates, as the disaccharides and the monosaccharides.
Webster's New World
Sucrose, esp. when prepared as a crystalline or powdered substance used as a food and sweetening agent.
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A sugar bowl, specif. as forming a set with a creamer.
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Sweetheart. Used as a term of endearment.
American Heritage
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verb
sugared, sugaring, sugars
To mix, cover, sprinkle, or sweeten with sugar.
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To form sugar.
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To make less distasteful or more appealing.
American Heritage
To boil down maple syrup to form maple sugar.
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interjection

(informal, euphemistic) Used in place of shit!

Oh, sugar!
Wiktionary
other
A popular agricultural product that is derived from sugar cane. Futures and options on sugar are traded on the Coffee, Cocoa, and Sugar Exchange (CSCE), which became a subsidiary of the New York Board of Trade in 1998. To meet delivery terms of the contract, U.S. cane sugars and other foreign-produced sugars can be transmitted.
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Other Word Forms of Sugar

Noun

Singular:
sugar
Plural:
sugars

Origin of Sugar

  • From later Old French çucre (circa 13th cent), from Medieval Latin zuccarum, from Old Italian zucchero, from Arabic سُكّر (súkkar), from Persian شکر (Å¡akar), from Sanskrit शर्करा (śárkarā, “ground or candied sugar", originally "grit, gravel"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorkeh- (“gravel, boulder"), akin to Ancient Greek κρόκη (krókÄ“, “pebble").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English sugre from Old French sukere from Medieval Latin succārum from Old Italian zucchero from Arabic sukkar from Persian shakar from Sanskrit śarkarā grit, ground sugar

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

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