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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
candy
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a candy/meat thermometer (=used in cooking)
arm candy
▪ He had just invited me along as arm candy.
candy apple
candy cane
cotton candy
eye candy
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
bar
▪ He bought a comic, several candy bars and a bag of liquorice all-sorts.
▪ During the first few months of traveling, I ate only candy bars and salad with Tabasco sauce.
▪ I used to take candy bars, little toys, sharpened pencils, anything small and easy to mail to school.
▪ They take the wrappers off the candy bars I bring my son.
▪ Go to the grocery store and buy yourself a candy bar.
▪ The men took frequent smoke breaks; they ate candy bars and exchanged stories.
▪ People eat candy bars and put butter on their popcorn.
▪ Compare Boston Chicken to Mars, maker of the candy bars.
cotton
▪ Making more cotton candy requires buying a new, bigger machine.
store
▪ The proprietor of a North Hollywood candy store recently posted a sign saying he may no longer accept Wells Fargo checks.
▪ The thought depressed him so much he double-parked outside a candy store on Southern Boulevard and had a cigarette.
▪ Few can afford either the calories or the cost of frequent trips to these gourmet candy stores.
▪ He always stopped at a candy store near the corner and bought the Times.
▪ Spider lent him out to a friend who ran a candy store on Southern Boulevard.
wrapper
▪ Thrown away like a candy wrapper, thrown away like trash.
▪ His eyelids crackle like candy wrappers.
▪ Print your music on candy wrappers or on the backs of daguerreotypes.
▪ But when he walked over to it, he saw that it was only a candy wrapper.
▪ His knapsack and sketch pad and sleeping bag lay on the floor, candy wrappers scattered around them.
■ VERB
buy
▪ His throat was dry and he'd forgotten to buy any candy.
▪ Go to the grocery store and buy yourself a candy bar.
▪ The welcoming committee suggested they buy lots of candy for Halloween.
▪ We could order meals from outside and buy fresh fruits, candies, and toiletries.
eat
▪ If red candies have a reinforcing flavor and green candies do not, the child takes and eats red candies.
▪ During the first few months of traveling, I ate only candy bars and salad with Tabasco sauce.
▪ Wyatt had never seen an adult eat so much candy.
▪ The men took frequent smoke breaks; they ate candy bars and exchanged stories.
▪ People eat candy bars and put butter on their popcorn.
get
▪ Bout two years ago, I got some candy from Cornelia Timms and gave it to him.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A quick cane easing the candy over the railing.
▪ Give out a lot of free candy and everybody is happy for a while.
▪ He looked too old to be coming around for candy.
▪ His knapsack and sketch pad and sleeping bag lay on the floor, candy wrappers scattered around them.
▪ If red candies have a reinforcing flavor and green candies do not, the child takes and eats red candies.
▪ They stare back defiantly at the crowds, menacingly baring their teeth, and grabbing candy trays with nimble speed.
▪ Thrown away like a candy wrapper, thrown away like trash.
▪ Unwholesome pink and yellow candies were sold from trays.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Candy

Candy \Can"dy\ (k[a^]n"d[y^]), v. i.

  1. To have sugar crystals form in or on; as, fruits preserved in sugar candy after a time.

  2. To be formed into candy; to solidify in a candylike form or mass.

Candy

Candy \Can"dy\ (k[a^]n"d[y^]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Candied (k[a^]n"d[=e]d); p. pr & vb. n. Candying.] [F. candir (cf. It. candire, Sp. az['u]car cande or candi), fr. Ar. & Pers. qand, fr. Skr. Kha[.n][.d]da piece, sugar in pieces or lumps, fr. kha[.n][.d], kha[.d] to break.]

  1. To conserve or boil in sugar; as, to candy fruits; to candy ginger.

  2. To make sugar crystals of or in; to form into a mass resembling candy; as, to candy sirup.

  3. To incrust with sugar or with candy, or with that which resembles sugar or candy.

    Those frosts that winter brings Which candy every green.
    --Drayson.

Candy

Candy \Candy\, n. [Mahratta kha[.n][.d][=i], Tamil ka[.n][.d]i.] A weight, at Madras 500 pounds, at Bombay 560 pounds.

Candy

Candy \Can"dy\ n. [F. candi. See Candy, v. t.]

  1. Any sweet, more or less solid article of confectionery, especially those prepared in small bite-sized pieces or small bars, having a wide variety of shapes, consistencies, and flavors, and manufactured in a variety of ways. It is often flavored or colored, or covered with chocolate, and sometimes contains fruit, nuts, etc.; it is often made by boiling sugar or molasses to the desired consistency, and than crystallizing, molding, or working in the required shape. Other types may consist primarily of chocolate or a sweetened gelatin. The term may be applied to a single piece of such confection or to the substance of which it is composed.

  2. Cocaine. [slang] [PJC] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
candy

late 13c., "crystalized sugar," from Old French çucre candi "sugar candy," ultimately from Arabic qandi, from Persian qand "cane sugar," probably from Sanskrit khanda "piece (of sugar)," perhaps from Dravidian (compare Tamil kantu "candy," kattu "to harden, condense").

candy

1530s, from candy (n.). Related: Candied; candying.

Wiktionary
candy

Etymology 1 n. 1 (context uncountable chiefly US English) Edible, sweet-tasting confectionery containing sugar, or sometimes artificial sweeteners, and often flavored with fruit, chocolate, nuts, herbs and spices, or artificial flavors. 2 (context countable chiefly US English) A piece of confectionery of this kind. vb. 1 (context cooking English) To cook in, or coat with, sugar syrup. 2 (context intransitive English) To have sugar crystals form in or on. 3 (context intransitive English) To be formed into candy; to solidify in a candylike form or mass. Etymology 2

alt. (context obsolete English) a unit of mass used in southern India, equal to twenty maunds, roughly equal to 500 pounds avoirdupois but varying locally. n. (context obsolete English) a unit of mass used in southern India, equal to twenty maunds, roughly equal to 500 pounds avoirdupois but varying locally.

WordNet
candy
  1. n. a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts

  2. [also: candied]

candy
  1. v. coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze [syn: sugarcoat, glaze]

  2. [also: candied]

Wikipedia
Candy (disambiguation)

Candy is a type of sweet confectionery, typically prepared by dissolving sugar in water or milk and boiling it to concentrate the sugar.

Candy may also refer to:

Candy

'''Candy, '''also called sweets or lollies, is a confection that features sugar as a principal ingredient. The category, called sugar confectionery, encompasses any sweet confection, including chocolate, chewing gum, and sugar candy. Vegetables, fruit, or nuts which have been glazed and coated with sugar are said to be candied.

Physically, candy is characterized by the use of a significant amount of sugar or sugar substitutes. Unlike a cake or loaf of bread that would be shared among many people, candies are usually made in smaller pieces. However, the definition of candy also depends upon how people treat the food. Unlike sweet pastries served for a dessert course at the end of a meal, candies are normally eaten casually, often with the fingers, as a snack between meals. Each culture has its own ideas of what constitutes candy rather than dessert. The same food may be a candy in one culture and a dessert in another.

Candy (1968 film)

Candy is a 1968 sex farce film directed by Christian Marquand based on the 1958 novel by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg, from a screenplay by Buck Henry. The film satirizes pornographic stories through the adventures of its naive heroine, Candy, played by Ewa Aulin. It stars Marlon Brando, Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, James Coburn, Walter Matthau, Ringo Starr, John Huston, John Astin, Charles Aznavour, Elsa Martinelli and Enrico Maria Salerno. Popular figures such as Sugar Ray Robinson, Anita Pallenberg, Florinda Bolkan, Marilù Tolo, Nicoletta Machiavelli and Umberto Orsini also appear in cameo roles.

Candy (Mandy Moore song)

"Candy" is a song by American recording artist Mandy Moore. It served as Moore's debut single and opening track from her 1999 debut studio album, So Real. Written and composed by Denise Rich, Dave Katz, Denny Kleiman and produced by Jive Jones, Tony Battaglia, Shaun Fisher, "Candy" was released on August 17, 1999, by Epic Records.

The song stands as a classic example of a teen pop song from the late 1990s/early 2000s. Record labels began riding the wave of teen-oriented pop music, which would result in a huge phenomenon sweeping the globe, including young female singers such as Moore, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, and Christina Aguilera.

The music video, which was directed by Chris Robinson, had a cameo by the girl group PYT and also briefly featured a young Scarlett Johansson. Actor John Goodman also makes a guest appearance on the song, playing the chimes.

The song was part of Now That's What I Call Music! 4 in July of 2000 and MTV's Fantastic Females Vol. 2 in the early 2000s, though strictly on the Asian Release. Tiffany Giardina recorded a cover of this song in 2008 for her album No Average Angel, which was released in 2009. Her version has faster tempo and was performed in upbeat pop rock and bubblegum pop style.

Candy (2006 film)

Candy is a 2006 Australian romantic drama film, adapted from Luke Davies's novel Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction. Candy was directed by debut film-maker Neil Armfield and stars Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish and Geoffrey Rush.

Candy, produced by Margaret Fink, was released in Australia on 25 May 2006 and subsequently released around the world.

Candy (band)

Candy was a Los Angeles-based rock band, featuring future Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and singer-songwriter Kyle Vincent. Original members were Vincent on lead vocals, bassist Jonathan Daniel, drummer John Schubert, and guitarist Geoff Siegel, who departed the group after six months and later joined the Nymphs. Their music has been described as power pop.

Candy (Kumi Koda song)

Candy feat. Mr. Blistah is the seventh single of the 12 Singles Collection by Japanese artist Kumi Koda. Like most of the other singles in the collection, the single was limited to 50,000 copies. The single peaked at #3 on Oricon and charted for seven weeks.

Candy (company)

Candy is a large family-owned Italian company based in Brugherio, near Milan, that manufactures domestic appliances.

Candy's appliances such as washing machines and fridges are known more through their continued marketing of the Hoover and Kelvinator brands, with over 80% of sales outside Italy.

Candy (Southern and Hoffenberg novel)

Candy is a 1958 novel written by Maxwell Kenton, the pseudonym of Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg, who wrote it in collaboration for the "dirty book" publisher Olympia Press, which published the novel as part of its "Traveller's Companion" series. According to Hoffenberg,

Terry Southern and I wrote Candy for the money. Olympia Press, $500 flat. He was in Switzerland, I was in Paris. We did it in letters. But when it got to be a big deal in the States, everybody was taking it seriously. Do you remember what kind of shit people were saying? One guy wrote a review about how Candy was a satire on Candide. So right away I went back and reread Voltaire to see if he was right. That's what happens to you. It's as if you vomit in the gutter and everybody starts saying it's the greatest new art form, so you go back to see it, and, by God, you have to agree.

Southern had a different take on the novel's genesis, claiming it was based on a short story he had written about a girl living in New York's Greenwich Village neighborhood, a Good Samaritan-type, who became involved with a hunchback. After he read Southern's story in manuscript form, Hoffenberg suggested the character should have more adventures. Southern suggested that Hoffenberg write a story about the girl, and he came up with the chapter in which Candy meets Dr. Krankheit at the hospital.

He wrote that and I began to write other chapters. Every once in a while, I would show him what I wrote. It was like telling jokes back and forth. Your hearing of the joke becomes as important as telling the joke. In that sense, it was such a good thing because there was this built-in obligation to write the next chapter. "It was like returning a good favor. That approach worked quite well and was in perfect sync with the kind of creative work that people try to do together.

They finished the book in the commune of Tourrettes-sur-Loup France, in a cottage that Southern's friend Mordecai Richler rented for them.

Southern and Hoffenberg battled Olympia Press publisher Maurice Girodias over the copyright after the book was published in North America by Putnam under the authors' own names and became a best-seller.

In 2006, Playboy Magazine listed Candy among the "25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written", and described the story as a "young heroine's picaresque travels, a kind of sexual pinball machine that lights up academia, gardeners, the medical profession, mystics and bohemians."

The novel was made into a film by Christian Marquand in 1968 as Candy.

Several of the items depicted in this book were included by director Gail Palmer in the 1978 adult film The Erotic Adventures of Candy whose opening credits state it is based on Voltaire's Candide.

The book The Candy Men by Nile Southern, published in 2004 by Arcade Publishing, details the lives of Southern and Hoffenberg as they came to write, publish and then endure the wildly improbable success of the novel. Unusual in the field of books about literature,'' The Candy Men'' makes a lengthy investigation of the rampant sharing of the inadvertently uncopyrighted original novel.

Candy (Mandy Moore album)

Candy is a 2005 compilation CD of Mandy Moore songs. It contains songs of Moore's that, with the exception of "Candy" and "I Wanna Be with You," were never released as radio singles.

Moore was reportedly displeased that this collection, along with the album The Best of Mandy Moore, featured songs from her first two albums since she has disowned that period of her career. The compilation didn't receive any promotion or participation from Moore and did not chart on the Billboard 200 albums chart at all. This was her final release from Epic Records as a contractual obligation and was released several months after she signed to Sire Records. The album has sold 100,000 copies to date.

Candy (Cameo song)

"Candy" is a song by funk group Cameo, released as the second single from their 1986 album Word Up!. It reached number twenty-one on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the R&B charts in 1987 in the U.S. The song has recently been featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and can be heard on the Bounce FM radio station in the game. The song features a solo by saxophonist Michael Brecker.

The song has been sampled by various artists, including 2Pac (" All Bout U", featured on his album All Eyez on Me), Will Smith ("Candy", on his album Big Willie Style), and Mariah Carey (" Loverboy", on the soundtrack to the film Glitter); the latter song would reach #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2001. The Black Eyed Peas sampled it for the song "Ba Bump" from their album Monkey Business.The Song Was Sampled By Jacquees Come Thru Ft Rich Homie Quan.

"Honey", a reworked version with different lyrics was included on their next album, Machismo.

The music video, shot in HD, was directed by Zbigniew Rybczyński. Set against a backdrop of Times Square and various neon signs, the video features a high level of video compositing, with multiple layers of the band members and dancers appearing on screen at once.

The song appears in the 1999 film The Best Man.

British comedian Javone Prince finishes each episode of The Javone Prince Show with 'Candy Time', during which the audience and cast dance to the song.

Candy (Brooks novel)

Candy is a 2005 young adult novel by Kevin Brooks about a doomed teenage love affair between a musician and a prostitute.

Candy (LL Cool J song)

"Candy" is the fifth and final single from LL Cool J's seventh album, Phenomenon. It was released on July 3, 1998 for Def Jam Recordings and featured production from the Trackmasters, who were then known as Poke & Tone. The song spent two weeks on the Billboard charts' Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, peaking at #62. New Edition members, Ralph Tresvant and Ricky Bell contributed vocals to the song.

Candy (Ash song)

"Candy" is a song by Ash, released as the fourth single from their album Free All Angels on October 1, 2001. It was released as a single CD (released on 2CD formats, the first of which being an enhanced CD) as a 7" vinyl (which was limited edition and came with a numbered picture gatefold sleeve), as well as on DVD format. Although Candy did only slightly better than previous single "Sometimes" (reaching #20), it was considered a success due to it being released a large period after the album, and the fact it helped sell many copies of the said album.

"Candy" sees Ash experiment with new territory in an emotion filled track. It samples The Walker Brothers track " Make It Easy On Yourself". Wheeler has said about the sample: "It's on a song called 'Candy' that we rewrote about four times 'Cos we couldn't get it right. We tried some samples and that fitted perfectly. It lifted the song up and we danced around the studio for two days seriously drunk".

The sample on "Candy" is one of the reasons "Free All Angels" was delayed, due to legal issues. Mark Hamilton claims "Candy" is his favourite track on the album.

Although the song featured in the band's set lists early on in the "Free All Angels" tour, it was quickly dropped and rarely performed since (one of those occasions being the " Tokyo Blitz" DVD. The song can also be found on the "Intergalactic Sonic 7″s" hits collection.

Candy also appears on the b-side of Ash's rare 2003 " I'm On Drugs EP. The song is covered by the death metal band Ten Masked Men, who won an XFM competition to appear on the EP.

Candy (Drippin' Like Water)

"Candy (Drippin' Like Water)", is the third single by Snoop Dogg from his 2006 album Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, produced by Rick Rock. It features E-40, MC Eiht, Goldie Loc and Tha Dogg Pound ( Daz Dillinger and Kurupt), and Ladybug on the chorus. The song title and sample come from Ladybug Mecca's vocals on Digable Planets's "9th Wonder (Blackitolism)". "Candy" refers to a high gloss paint finish applied to automobiles. In the song it is also used as a euphemism for marijuana, cocaine and sex.

Candy (1944 song)

"Candy" is a popular song. The music was written by Alex Kramer, the lyrics by Mack David and Joan Whitney. It was published in 1944.

The recording by Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers, with Jo Stafford, was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 183. It first reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on February 22, 1945 and lasted 15 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2. Mercer recalled that the song was ideal for his limited range for ballad singing.

The recording by Dinah Shore was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-1632. It reached the Billboard magazine Best Seller chart on April 5, 1945 at No. 10, its only week on the chart.

Big Maybelle's version of the song received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999 and went to No. 11 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1956.

An instrumental version was recorded on March 21, 1962, for the LP There Is Nothing Like a Dame with Pete Candoli and Conte Candoli on trumpets, Shelly Manne on drums, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Howard Roberts on guitar and Gary Peacock on bass.

The jazz vocalist group The Manhattan Transfer included this song on their self-titled 1975 album The Manhattan Transfer. Repeated on The Best of The Manhattan Transfer (1981) and The Very Best of The Manhattan Transfer (1994).

Candy (Malaysian band)

Candy is an all-female Malaysian rock band formed in 1996. They were entered into the Malaysian Book of Records as the first all-women band in Malaysia.

Candy found fame with their first album Candy which went Platinum, when the hit single Akan Ku Tunggu was released in 1997.

Candy is made up of Patricia Robert (lead vocals and guitar), Mary Morss (lead guitar and vocals), Cornie Sangid (drums, percussion and vocals) and Nancy Graggory (bass guitar and vocals).

Candy (Lee Morgan album)

Candy is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan released on the Blue Note label in 1958, featuring performances by Morgan, Sonny Clark, Doug Watkins and Art Taylor.

Candy (Paolo Nutini song)

"Candy" is a song from Paolo Nutini which was released on 18 May 2009. The song is the lead single from his second studio album " Sunny Side Up".

Candy (Iggy Pop song)

"Candy" is a song by Iggy Pop from his ninth solo album, Brick by Brick. The song is a duet with Kate Pierson of The B-52's, and was released as the album's second single in September 1990. The song became the biggest mainstream hit of Pop's career, as he reached the US Top 40 chart for the first and only time.

"Candy" was later included on the 1996 compilation Nude & Rude: The Best of Iggy Pop, as well as the 2005 two-disc greatest hits collection, A Million in Prizes: The Anthology.

Candy (Ken Hirai song)

"Candy" is Kken Hirai's thirtieth single, released on September 23, 2009. It is his first single in over a year and five months.

Candy (manga)

is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Satomi Sugita. It is licensed in North America by Digital Manga Publishing which released the manga on 26 August 2008.

Candy (Foxy Brown song)

"Candy" is the final single from American hip-hop artist Foxy Brown's third album Broken Silence.

Candy (unit)

The candy or candee ( Marathi: खंडी, khaṇḍī; Tamil: கண்டி, kṇṭi; Malayalam: kaṇḍi, kaṇṭi), also known as the maunee, was a traditional South Asian unit of mass, equal to 20  maunds and roughly equivalent to 500  pounds avoirdupois (227  kilograms). It was most used in southern India, to the south of Akbar's empire, but has been recorded elsewhere in South Asia. In Marathi, the same word was also used for a unit of area of 120  bighas (25  hectares, very approximately), and it is also recorded as a unit of dry volume.

The candy was generally one of the largest (if not the largest) unit in a given system of measurement. The name is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit खण्डन (root खुड्) khaṇḍ, "to divide, break into pieces", which has also been suggested as the root of the term (sugar-)candy. The word was adopted into several South Asian languages before the compilation of dictionaries, presumably through trade as several Dravidian languages have local synonyms: for example ఖండి kaṇḍi and పుట్టి puṭṭi in Telugu.

Candy (Aggro Santos song)

"Candy" is the debut single by Brazilian-born British-based rapper Aggro Santos. The song was produced by Quiz & LaRossi and co-written by Aggro Santos, Josef Larossi, Andreas Romdhane, Viktoria Hansen, while also featuring former Pussycat Doll, Kimberly Wyatt. It was released in 2010 as the lead single from Santos' debut studio album AggroSantos.com.

The song has been critically appreciated, with reviewers complimenting its chorus and synthpop beats associated with it. The song peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart, and number fourteen in the Republic of Ireland. The music video of the song portrayed Santos and Wyatt having a UV waterfight in a club.

Candy (Con Funk Shun album)

Candy is the fifth album by the Vallejo, California musical group Con Funk Shun. It was released in 1979 on the Mercury Records label.

Candy (Georgian band)

Candy is an all-girl teen-pop group from Tbilisi, Georgia, who won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011, receiving 108 points for their song " Candy Music". This is the fewest points a winning song has ever received.

The group, consisting of Irina Kovalenko, Ana Khanchalyan, Irina Khechanovi, Mariam Gvaladze and Gvantsa Saneblidze, is managed by Georgian composer Giga Kukhiadnidze and Bzikebi Studio.

Candy (Robbie Williams song)

"Candy" is a song by English pop singer, Robbie Williams from his ninth studio album, Take the Crown (2012). It was released as the album's lead single in the United Kingdom as a digital download on 28 October 2012. The song was written by Williams, Gary Barlow and Terje Olsen, and produced by Jacknife Lee.

It is an upbeat pop song and lyrically, it talks about a girl who thinks she's great. It received favourable reviews from music critics, who noted that it was a catchy radio hit. However, some critics noted that it leaves no impressions at the end. Commercially, the song was a success, topping the UK Singles Chart, while it reached the top-ten in Austria, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and more. In the song's music video, Williams plays a guardian angel who causes all sorts of trouble trying to protect a beautiful mortal. Despite wearing a pink suit, the singer is invisible to his charge, played by actress Kaya Scodelario.

The song is in the game Just Dance 2014. It is also one of the select songs available on the demo version.

Candy (Chet Baker album)

Candy is a 1985 album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, released by Swedish company Sonet Records. It was recorded in a lounge at the Sonet studio at Lidingö.

Candy (Jessica Sutta song)

Candy is a song recorded by American Pop artist, Jessica Sutta, for her debut studio albumFeline Resurrection. It was released on November 20, 2014 as a video on YouTube in America as the sixth single from the album.

Candy (name)

Candy is a surname, given name, nickname or stage name. Notable people with the name include:

Surname:

  • Charles Candy (1832–1910), Union officer in the American Civil War
  • Christian and Nick Candy, property developers
  • Don Candy (born 1929), Australian tennis player
  • Henry Candy (born 1944), British racehorse trainer
  • John Candy (1950–1994), Canadian comedic actor

Given name, nickname or stage name:

  • Candy, a slave accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials
  • Candy Atherton (born 1955), British journalist and former Member of Parliament
  • Candy Barr (1935–2005), American stripper, exotic dancer and model
  • Candy Broad (born 1956), Australian politician
  • Candy Candido (1913–1999), American radio performer, bass player and voice actor
  • Candy Clark (born 1947), American actress
  • Candy Crowley (born 1948), CNN television anchor and chief political correspondent
  • Candy Cummings (1848–1924), American baseball player credited with inventing the curve ball
  • Candy Darling (1944–1974), American transsexual actress
  • Candy Dulfer (born 1969), Dutch jazz saxophonist
  • Candy Jones (1925–1990), born Jessica Arline Wilcox, American fashion model, writer and radio talk show hostess
  • Candy Hsu (born 1998), Taiwanese singer-songwriter
  • Candy Lo (born 1974), Canto-rock singer-songwriter and actress from Hong Kong
  • Candy Maldonado (born 1960), former Major League Baseball player, baseball commentator
  • Candy Nelson (1849–1910), early Major League Baseball player
  • Candy Reynolds (born 1955), American former tennis player
  • Candy Spelling (born 1945), American author and socialite, widow of film and television producer Aaron Spelling
  • Emily Zheng (born 1993), also known as Candy, Taiwanese actress, member of Blackie

Fictional characters:

  • Candy Kong, in the Donkey Kong video game series
  • Candy Southern, in the Marvel Comics universe
  • DJ Candy, in the MySims video game series
  • Etta Candy, in the DC Comics Wonder Woman series
  • Candy, in John Steinbeck's 1937 novel Of Mice and Men
  • Candy, in the TV series Dave the Barbarian
  • Candy, in the anime series Smile PreCure!
  • Candy Caramella, in the TV series Space Goofs
  • Candy Smiles, in the TV series Cory in the House
  • Candice White Andley, aka Candy, the main character of the Candy Candy franchise
  • Candy Chu, one of the characters of Gravity Falls

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Candy (Salem witch trials)

Candy was an Afro-Barbadian slave, belonging to Margaret Hawkes of Salem Town, who was accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials. On July 1, 1692, John Putnam, Jr. and Thomas Putnam accused both Hawkes and Candy of tormenting Ann Putnam, Jr., Mary Walcott, and Mary Warren. Upon interrogation, she " admitted" to being a witch, but turned on her owner, claiming that Hawkes had turned her into a witch, and forced her to sign the devil's book. Despite this admission, she was found not guilty and was released. There is no record of Margaret Hawkes having been arrested. Unlike many of the other accused married women, who were referred to as " Goodwife", Margaret was addressed with the honorific " Mrs.", which indicates she was of a higher social class.

When she was asked how she and her owner tormented the girls, she volunteered to demonstrate the procedure. She returned with some poppets, and when they were manipulated by pinching, heat and water, the afflicted girls responded in kind.

Her examination records her testimony in broken English, which indicates she was probably newly exposed to the English language.

She was one of three slaves, along with Tituba and Mary Black, to be accused during the hysteria of 1692.

Usage examples of "candy".

The on-screen image showed her bag of corn chips on the counter--beyond it and her own image Andi could see down the candy isle to the window and the intersection beyond.

Brutus, the evil striped cat, stalked angrily around his feet while Candy, the tortoiseshell, cried piteously, and Ashcan tried to climb his legs.

By the time bees on both sides of the candy plug had eaten through it, the workers of the hive would have gotten used to the smell of the new queen.

With a cakey dryness about the lips, the sweetness of cotton candy filming her teeth, numb to cacophony and in her element, little Linds saw out of the corner of her eye a switched-on filament of stilted brilliance in the no-color sky, heard mobbed shrieks out of tenor with the cries of thrillseekers.

Lou Calabrese, not Candy Sparks, cheerleading captain and star of every musical Bay Haven Central put on, or Amber Castiglione, homecoming queen and possessor of a professionally done portfolio of modeling headshots.

But far more often, the mention of candy triggers long, enthusiastic exchanges about top candies, addictions and repulsions, flavors and habits.

When I got tired of the sugary candies in our bags, I switched to chocolate, then back again.

We considered saving all the purples of all the candies into one big purple collection, but it was clear to both of us that I would just eat it in a single day regardless.

People are passionate about candies that have disappeared, like the Marathon bar, even though its British twin, the Curly Wurly, is allegedly a fine substitute.

Many of the candies I exalt are unique combinations of texture and sweetness, with flavor as an afterthought.

As with jumbo conversation hearts, the larger size gave the candies a tenderness that was lacking in the taut, small version.

I knew the candies were a miserable little representation of sorrow, not genuine attachment.

Every Halloween she laboriously composed bags of assorted candies, tied with orange ribbons.

It was hand-priced, and novelty candies huddled brightly next to gourmet selections.

I was fond of the shops where you could fill a bag with assorted candies by the pound.