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[kuh n-fek-shuh-ner] /kənˈfɛk ʃə nər/
a person who makes or sells candies and, sometimes, ice cream, cakes, etc.
Origin of confectioner
1585-95; confection + -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for confectioner
  • Stir in confectioner's sugar and cool until thick enough to spread.
  • Coated with confectioner's sugar, their resemblance to snowflakes is striking.
  • On the top it has a bouquet of white or silver flowers, or confectioner's quaint dolls representing the bride and groom.
  • And there was one of them turned out of a confectioner's shop the other day.
  • Make your own confectioner's sugar with a food grinder or a rolling pin.
  • Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl except for the confectioner sugar.
  • If you're making whipped cream from scratch, mix confectioner's sugar with your cream and vanilla extract instead of sugar.
  • Mix confectioner's sugar, cool whip, and cream cheese together.
  • After they cool cut them up, stack them on a plate and sprinkle them with confectioner's sugar.
  • He was not only a cook, but a confectioner, and brewer.
British Dictionary definitions for confectioner


a person who makes or sells sweets or confections
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for confectioner

1590s, agent noun from confection.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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