candy man

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candy man (plural candy men)

  1. (chiefly US, euphemistic, slang) A drug dealer.
  2. (dated) A person who sells sweets, especially a sidewalk or street vendor.
    • 1859, T. S. Arthur, Trials and Confessions of a Housekeeper, ch. 18,
      "There comes the candy-man!" exclaimed a little fellow, pressing up to the side of the lady. "Quick, ma! Here, candy-man!" calling after an old man with a tin cylinder under his arm.

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