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sweet-shop

[sweet-shop] /ˈswitˌʃɒp/
noun, British.
1.
a store that sells candy.
Origin of sweet-shop
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • But we've left Bobby Kane at the sweet shop, to be called for.

    The Garden Party Katherine Mansfield
  • They had luncheon together in a cozy booth of a sweet shop in Broadway.

    Spring Street James H. Richardson
  • Was your mother working at that time other than managing or operating this little notions and sweet shop?

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for sweet shop

sweet shop

noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a shop solely or largely selling sweets, esp boiled sweets
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