a social gathering at which taffy or molasses candy is made.
Harry Watson’s High School Days Frank V. Webster
Cloudy Jewel Grace Livingston Hill
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine
The Little Colonel’s Christmas Vacation Annie Fellows Johnston
The Story Of Waitstill Baxter By Kate Douglas Wiggin
American Missionary, Volume 44, No. 1, January, 1890 Various
noun (US & Canadian) a shop solely or largely selling confectionary Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) sweet shop Contemporary Examples Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview Alex Belth February 15, 2014 New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban Jay Michaelson December 19, 2014 ‘Asteroids’ & The Dawn […]
a pattern of bright stripes of one color against a plain background, used chiefly in fabrics.
having a design in candy stripe. Contemporary Examples The Secret Speakeasies of Buenos Aires Jeff Campagna February 24, 2014 adjective (esp of clothing fabric) having narrow coloured stripes on a white background
a person, often a teenager, who works as a volunteer in a hospital. Contemporary Examples Joe, Start Acting Jewish! Lee Siegel December 13, 2009 n.