An example of sugar is to sprinkle a cookie with sugar.
An example of sugar is an ingredient found in cakes, cookies and ice cream.
An example of sugar is what a woman may call her granddaughter.
I'll be with you in a moment, sugar.
Sugar of lead (lead acetate) is a poisonous white crystalline substance with a sweet taste.
She has a gift for sugaring what would otherwise be harsh words.
Origin of sugar
- 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
- From later Old French Ã§ucre (circa 13th cent), from Medieval Latin zuccarum, from Old Italian zucchero, from Arabic Ø³ÙÙƒÙ‘Ø± (sÃºkkar), from Persian Ø´Ú©Ø± (Å¡akar), from Sanskrit à¤¶à¤°à¥à¤•à¤°à¤¾ (Å›Ã¡rkarÄ, “ground or candied sugar", originally "grit, gravel"), from Proto-Indo-European *á¸±orkeh- (“gravel, boulder"), akin to Ancient Greek ÎºÏÏŒÎºÎ· (krÃ³kÄ“, “pebble").