Definition of candyman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkændimæn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkændimæn//
(pl. candymen)
BrE BrE//ˈkændimen//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkændimen//
(US English, slang)
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a person who sells illegal drugs Word Originmid 19th cent.: from candy + man, an earlier sense denoting a ragman who gave toffee in exchange for goods.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: candyman