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Definition of "sugarplum" []

  • A small round piece of sugary candy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sugarplum" in a sentence
  • "President Obama has reserved his $4 billion Race to the Top sugarplum for states with pro-charter policies."
  • "Am I worried that my daughter, having danced the dance of the sugarplum fairies will abandon her Jewish identity?"
  • "I always thought it was the opposite—chopping down a tree deprived one sugarplum fairy of her wings, or whatever."