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Candy

[kan-dee] /ˈkæn di/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for candys

candy

/ˈkændɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) confectionery in general; sweets, chocolate, etc
2.
a person or thing that is regarded as being attractive but superficial: arm candy
3.
(informal) like taking candy from a baby, very easy to accomplish
verb -dies, -dying, -died
4.
to cause (sugar, etc) to become crystalline, esp by boiling or (of sugar) to become crystalline through boiling
5.
to preserve (fruit peel, ginger, etc) by boiling in sugar
6.
to cover with any crystalline substance, such as ice or sugar
Word Origin
C18: from Old French sucre candi candied sugar, from Arabic qandi candied, from qand cane sugar, of Dravidian origin
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Word Origin and History for candys

candy

n.

late 13c., "crystalized sugar," from Old French çucre candi "sugar candy," ultimately from Arabic qandi, from Persian qand "cane sugar," probably from Sanskrit khanda "piece (of sugar)," perhaps from Dravidian (cf. Tamil kantu "candy," kattu "to harden, condense").

v.

1530s, from candy (n.). Related: Candied; candying.

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Slang definitions & phrases for candys

candy

noun
  1. Cocaine or hashish (narcotics 1900+)
  2. A sugar cube soaked with lsd; LSD (1960s+ Narcotics)
  3. Any barbiturate drug; drugs in general (1960s+ Narcotics)
  4. Something easily done; breeze, cinch, piece of cake (1940s+)
Related Terms

needle candy, nose candy


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