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From Center English sweete, swete, from Outdated English swēte (candy), from Proto-West Germanic *swōtī, from Proto-Germanic *swōtuz (candy), from Proto-Indo-European *swéh₂dus (candy).

Cognate and synonymous with Scots sweit, North Frisian sweete, West Frisian swiet, Low German sööt, Dutch zoet, German süß, Danish sød, Swedish söt, Norwegian søt, Latin suāvis, Sanskrit स्वादु (svādú), Historical Greek ἡδύς (hēdús). Doublet of suave.



candy (comparative sweeter, superlative sweetest)

  1. Having a nice style, particularly one referring to the essential style sensation induced by sugar.

    a candy apple

  2. Having a style of sugar.
  3. (wine) Retaining a portion of sugar.

    Candy wines are higher dessert wines.

  4. Not having a salty style.

    candy butter

  5. Having a nice odor.

    a candy scent

  6. Not decaying, fermented, rancid, bitter, spoiled, or stale.

    candy milk

  7. Having a nice sound.

    a candy tune

  8. Having a satisfying disposition.

    a candy little one

  9. Having a useful disposition.

    It was candy of him to assist out.

  10. (mineralogy) Free from extreme undesirable substances like acid or sulphur.

    candy gasoline

    candy soil

    candy crude oil

  11. (casual) Very pleasing; agreeable.

    The brand new Lexus was a candy birthday present.

    • 1932, Delos W. Lovelace, King Kong, revealed 1965, web page 1:

      Her crew knew that deep in her coronary heart beat engines match and in a position to push her blunt previous nostril forward at a candy fourteen knots, come Hell or excessive water.

    • 14 November 2014, Steven Haliday, Scotland 1-Zero Republic of Eire: Maloney the hero
      GORDON Strachan loved the sweetest of his 16 matches answerable for Scotland as far as his workforce enhanced their prospects of Euro 2016 qualification with a vital and deserved victory over Republic of Eire.
  12. (slang) Doing properly; in or joyful place.
    • 2012, John Hoskison, Inside: One Man’s Expertise of Jail:

      “Go to in two days although,” stated Tommo. “Grasp in there mate, acquired a joey coming, we’ll be candy then.”
  13. (casual, adopted by on) Romantically fixated, enamoured with, keen on
    The attraction was mutual and on the spot; they have been candy on each other from first sight.
  14. (out of date) Contemporary; not salt or brackish.

    candy water

    • 1627, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum: or A Pure Historical past, in The Works of Francis Bacon (1826), web page 66
      The white of an egg, or blood mingled with salt water, doth collect the saltness and maketh the water sweeter; this can be by adhesion.
    • 1821, Robert Thomas, The fashionable apply of physic, web page 713:

      Nothing has been discovered so effectual for preserving water candy at sea, throughout lengthy voyages, as charring the insides of the casks properly earlier than they’re crammed.

  15. Pleasing to the attention; stunning; gentle and engaging; truthful.

    a candy face

    a candy color or complexion


  • (having a style of sugar): saccharine, sugary
  • (containing a sweetening ingredient): sugared, sweetened
  • (not having a salty style): contemporary, unsalty
  • (having a nice odor): aromatic, odoriferous, odorous, perfumed, scented, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling
  • (not decaying, fermented, rancid, bitter, spoiled, or stale): contemporary, unfermented, healthful
  • (having a nice sound): dulcet, honeyed, mellifluous, mellisonant
  • (having a satisfying disposition): cute, lovable, nice
  • (having a useful disposition): sort, gracious, useful, delicate, considerate
  • ((casual) very pleasing): rad, superior, depraved


  • (having a nice style): bitter, bitter, salty
  • (containing a sweetening ingredient): nonsweet, sugarless, unsugared, unsweetened, unsweet
  • (of wines: retaining a portion of pure sugar): dry
  • (not decaying, fermented, rancid, bitter, spoiled, or stale): decaying, fermented, rancid, bitter, spoiled, stale
  • (not having a salty style): salty, savoury
  • (free from extreme undesirable substances): bitter
  • ((casual) very pleasing): lame, uncool

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See candy/translations § Adjective.



  1. Used as a constructive response to excellent news or data.
    They’re making a sequel? Ah, candy!


candy (comparative extra candy, superlative most candy)

  1. In a candy method.
    • 1598, Shakespeare, Love’s Labour Misplaced, Act 1 Scene 1:
      “and, candy my little one, allow them to be males of excellent reputation and carriage.”

      (and, my little one, permit them sweetly to be males with good reputations and conduct)




candy (countable and uncountable, plural sweets)

  1. (uncountable) The essential style sensation induced by sugar.
  2. (countable, Britain) A confection constructed from sugar, or excessive in sugar content material; a sweet.
  3. (countable, Britain) A meals eaten for dessert.
    Can we see the candy menu, please?
  4. Sweetheart; darling.
  5. (out of date) That which is good or nice in odour; a fragrance.
  6. (out of date) Sweetness, delight; one thing nice to the thoughts or senses.
    • 1613, John Marston, William Barksted, The Insatiate Countess, III.2:
      Concern’s hearth to fervency, which makes love’s candy show nectar.


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candy (third-person singular easy current sweets, current participle sweeting, easy previous and previous participle sweeted)

  1. (out of date or poetic) To sweeten.
    • 1825, John Breckinridge & C.R. Harrison, Western Luminary … – Quantity 1, web page 318:

      In dimension and form it resembles the guts of a calf, and the inside substance is just like thick cream, sweeted with effective sugar.

    • 1890, The Cincinnati Lancet-clinic – Quantity 63, web page 331:

      It may also be given within the type of a combination — the drug being insoluble in a watery menstruum — suspended by assistance from mucilage and sweeted by any of the assorted flavoring syrups.

    • 1997, Morag Types, From the Backyard to the Road, →ISBN:

      Convey me now the place the nice and cozy wind blows, the place the grasses sigh, the place the sweet-tongued blossom flowers; the place the bathe, fan mushy like a fishermans web thrown by means of the sweeted air.

    • 2012, Keith Ringkamp, PATIENCE WORTH: A Balm for Each Sick, →ISBN, web page 34:

      A bitter maketh sweets two-fold sweeted.




Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch zweet, from Center Dutch candy, from Outdated Dutch *sweit, *swēt, from Proto-Germanic *swait-, from Proto-Indo-European *sweyd-.


candy (uncountable)

  1. sweat
    Daar was baie candy op haar voorhoof.

    There was a whole lot of sweat on her brow.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch zweten, from Center Dutch swêten.


candy (current candy, current participle swetende, previous participle gesweet)

  1. to sweat

Center Dutch[edit]


From Outdated Dutch *swēt, from Proto-Germanic *swait-.


swêet n

  1. sweat, perspiration


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