Candy vs Lollies - What's the difference?

candy | lollies |


As a proper noun candy

is a pet form of the female given name candace or candice.

As a noun lollies is

or lollies can be (dialectal|rhode island) a type of undergarment worn by cheerleaders under their skirts in place of panties.

candy

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) sucre candi ("candy sugar"), from (etyl) .

Noun

  • (uncountable, chiefly, US) Edible, sweet-tasting confectionery containing sugar, or sometimes artificial sweeteners, and often flavored with fruit, chocolate, nuts, herbs and spices, or artificial flavors.
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  • (countable, chiefly, US) A piece of confectionery of this kind.
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  • Synonyms
    * (confection) confectionery, sweets (British), lollies (Australia), sugar candy (US) * (piece of candy) sweet (British), lolly (Australia)
    Derived terms
    * arm candy * bee candy * brain candy * candy ass * candy cane * candy floss * candy man * candy store * candy stripe * candy striper * cotton candy * ear candy * eye candy * hard candy * like taking candy from a baby * nose candy * rock candy * sugar candy

    Verb

  • (cooking) To cook in, or coat with, sugar syrup.
  • To have sugar crystals form in or on.
  • Fruits preserved in sugar candy after a time.
  • To be formed into candy; to solidify in a candylike form or mass.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * candee

    Noun

    (candy)
  • (obsolete) a unit of mass used in southern India, equal to twenty maunds, roughly equal to 500 pounds avoirdupois but varying locally.
  • Synonyms
    * maunee

    Anagrams

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    lollies

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (head)
  • Etymology 2

    Shortened form of lollipop pants , which was the standard form in Rhode Island at least through the mid 1980s. It is not known when the shortened form became the standard term.

    Noun

    (head)
  • (dialectal, Rhode Island) A type of undergarment worn by cheerleaders under their skirts in place of panties.
  • Synonyms
    * kickpants * spankies