a small spoon for serving granulated sugar, resembling but having a wider bowl than a teaspoon.
- Sugar the pill
Make something unpleasant more palatable, as in There would be no Christmas bonus this year but management sugared the pill by giving workers extra vacation time over the holidays. [ Late 1700s ]
noun 1. a piece of cloth containing moist sugar, wrapped to resemble a nipple and used to pacify an infant.
noun, (usually used with a plural verb) 1. small tongs used for serving cubed sugar. noun See sugar nippers
noun, Chiefly South Midland U.S. 1. a sugar maple.