Meaning of “confectioner” in the English Dictionary

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"confectioner" in British English

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confectionernoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈfek.ʃən.ər/ us /kənˈfek.ʃən.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • As a child she was very fond of ice-cream, and I used often to take her to a confectioner's. 
  • I saw her in Carlton's, that new confectioner's shop on Main Street. 
  • It needed a facade as badly as does a confectioner's plum-cake. 
  • Obediently to her order, we stopped at a confectioner's. 
  • Peterborough Cathedral we also saw the outside of, and I felt like a boy looking in at a confectioner's window with no money to buy anything. 

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