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PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: kăn'di, IPA(key): /ˈkændi/
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  • Rhymes: -ændi

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English sugre candy, from Old French sucre candi (literally candied sugar), from Arabic قَنْدِيّ(qandiyy, candied), from Arabic قَنْد(qand, hard candy made by boiling cane sugar), from Sanskrit खण्ड (khaṇḍa, candied sugar); compare Tamil கண்டு (kaṇṭu, hard candy), ultimetly derived from Persian کند(kand).

 
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NounEdit

candy (countable and uncountable, plural candies)

  1. (uncountable, chiefly Canada, US) Edible, sweet-tasting confectionery containing sugar, or sometimes artificial sweeteners, and often flavored with fruit, chocolate, nuts, herbs and spices, or artificial flavors.
    • 1991, Brayfield, Celia, The Prince:
      They came down to buy sugar, flour, saltfish or candy from Nana, to collect letters and exchange gossip.
  2. (countable, chiefly Canada, US) A piece of confectionery of this kind.
    • 1991, Ann Granger, A Season for Murder:
      Unwholesome pink and yellow candies were sold from trays.
  3. (slang, chiefly US) crack cocaine
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candy (third-person singular simple present candies, present participle candying, simple past and past participle candied)

  1. (cooking) To cook in, or coat with, sugar syrup.
  2. (intransitive) To have sugar crystals form in or on.
    Fruits preserved in sugar candy after a time.
  3. (intransitive) To be formed into candy; to solidify in a candylike form or mass.
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  • 🍬 (Unicode candy symbol)

Etymology 2Edit

From Marathi खंडी (khaṇḍī), from Sanskrit खण्डन (khaṇḍana), from root खण्ड् (khaṇḍ, to divide, break into pieces).

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candy (plural candies)

  1. (obsolete) A unit of mass used in southern India, equal to twenty maunds, roughly equal to 500 pounds avoirdupois but varying locally.
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