Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that makes or sells confections.

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  • n. A manufacturer of or dealer in confections.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A compounder.
  • n. One whose occupation it is to make or sell confections, candies, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who compounds preparations, as drugs.
  • n. One who makes confectionery or confections; specifically, one who makes or sells candies, candied fruits, bonbons, caramels, comfits, or other articles prepared with sugar, as cake, ice-cream, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who makes candies and other sweets

Etymologies

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Examples

  • cake derator - n., combination of a confectioner's pastry and the Latin word deratoria, meaning "the unspeakable", a professional bakery employee who designs, quality checks, or creates cakes that render the recipients speechless.

    Signs of Trouble

  • For those in the United States with access to a Trader Joe's -- they carry Billington's muscovado sugar (light and dark), organic turbinado sugar, and, on occasion, organic unrefined icing sugar (also known as confectioner's or powdered sugar).

    Winter Plum Cake

  • Royal sugar; that is, a confectioner's term for the hardest and purest variety of sugar.

    Christoph von Graffenried's Account of the Founding of New Bern. Edited with an Historical Introduction and an English Translation by Vincent H. Todd, Ph.D. University of Illinois in Cooperation with Julius Goebel, Ph.D., Professor of Germanic Languages University of Illinois

  • Episcopal church of redstone, stained glass and painted shingles, with a macadam driveway leading under its dainty _porte-cochère_, and at the base of whose stern little tower an eager ivy already aspired; a toy-like, yet suggestively imposing edifice, quite in the manner of smart suburban churches -- a manner that for want of accurate knowledge one might call confectioner's gothic.

    The Seeker

  • The confectioner was a toothless old hag, who mixed the ingredients in a wooden dish dirtier than anything I ever saw before, and filled with reindeer hairs, which, however, were not conspicuous when well mingled with the half-churned grass and moss.

    Schwatka's Search

  • In his eyes a confectioner is a really great man, and he would give the whole academy of sciences for the smallest pastrycook in Lombard Street.

    Emile

  • The man who's been called the confectioner-in-chief came to the White House in January 2007 to turn out cakes, pastries and cookies for President George W. Bush, who Mr. Yosses said

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • The man who's been called the confectioner in chief came to the White House in January 2007 to turn out cakes, pastries and cookies for President George W. Bush, who Mr. Yosses said

    Front Page - The Washington Times

  • The man who's been called the confectioner-in-chief came to the White House in January 2007 to turn out cakes, pastries and cookies for President George W. Bush, who Yosses says "enjoyed dessert immensely."

    KLTV - Local and National News

  • The confectioner has been a feature of British life for more than a century

    economic news and analysis | guardian.co.uk

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