Meaning of “candy” in the English Dictionary

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"candy" in British English

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candynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈkæn.di/ us /ˈkæn.di/ US UK sweet [ C ]

A2 a sweet food made from sugar or chocolate, or a piece of this:

a candy bar
a box of candy

More examples

  • They left the wrappers from their candy all over my car.
  • Did you buy some candy for us to eat during the movie?
  • Here's some candy for you to put in the kids' goody bags.
  • Too much candy is really bad for your teeth.
  • When I was in hospital, my best friend brought along a box of my favorite candy.

(Definition of “candy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"candy" in American English

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candynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkæn·di/

a small piece of sweet food made from sugar with chocolate, fruit, nuts, or flavors added:

[ U ] We dove into the box of chocolate candy as if we were starving.

(Definition of “candy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)