American English

Definition of candy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. candies) [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1  sweet food made of sugar and/or chocolate, eaten between meals; a piece of this synonym sweet
  2. 2 a box of candy a candy store a candy bar Who wants the last piece of candy? see also arm candy, eye candy, penny candy
  3. Idioms
    be like taking candy from a baby (informal)
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    used to emphasize how easy it is to do something I thought it was going to be difficult to get funding for the project, but in the end it was like taking candy from a baby.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: candy