Definitions

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

  • n. Chiefly British A candy store.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A shop selling confectionery; particularly but not necessarily one that sells predominantly confectionery.

Etymologies

sweet +‎ shop (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What would a "sweetshop" be to-day without chocolate, that summit of the confectioner's art, when the rich brown of chocolate is the predominant note in every confectioner's window?

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  • I have just seen the dude in question on TBR he was outside the sweetshop which is on the corner of Decima Street an was being shouted at by the shopkeeper there.

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  • I used to try to scare him, to make him laugh, said Anil Lakhotia, Yash's father, as he wept in a cafe around the corner from his busy sweetshop.

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  • While in the Raval barrio you could try the London Bar at Carrer Nou de la Rambla 34, or Casa Almirall though be mindful the waiters here are unreformed Franquistas – Franco supporters at Carrer de Joaquín Costa 33, and the lovingly restored sweetshop La Confiteria at Carrer de Sant Pau 128.

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  • We go through the back of a sweetshop and up the stairs to where a business centre shares the first floor with tiny living quarters: a wrong turn takes you into a kitchen.

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  • I followed him across the street to a sweetshop, whose display of sticky treats and chocolate confections made me want to press my nose to the window and lick the glass.

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  • His words died away as we both beheld Petra on the back stoop of the sweetshop, kissing a boy.

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  • Its setting, a sweetshop, is the center of the universe.

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  • The following morning, when he has been liberated from his cocoa prison, he helps identify the thieves and is rewarded by Wonka with a huge sweetshop of his own, which “occupies a whole block in the centre of the city and is nine stories high.”

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  • Along with a group of friends, Roald decides to use it to play a trick on the ugly and bad-tempered proprietor of the local sweetshop, Mrs. Pratchett.

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