Definition of candy cane in US English:

candy cane


North American
  • A cylindrical stick of striped, sweet candy with a curved end, resembling a walking stick.

    • ‘In his hand was a half eaten candy cane he'd probably stolen from the pantry when father wasn't looking.’
    • ‘He took a candy cane out of his pocket and handed it to her, giving her a cold kiss on the cheek.’
    • ‘While Christmas has candy canes and gingerbread houses, Valentine's Day is for chocolate hearts and chocolate kisses.’
    • ‘No one knows for sure who put the red stripes on candy cane, or when.’
    • ‘Decorate a tree in the kitchen with edible delights, cookies, cookie cutters, candy canes, strings of marshmallows etc.’
    • ‘Kenzie turned around to see her six year old cousin running in her direction holding a transformer and candy cane in his hand.’
    • ‘One patient was sitting in his hip chair, a blanket thrown about his shoulders, eating a candy cane.’
    • ‘Damien and Thomas, sitting beside the warm fire, spilled the contents of two knit stockings into their laps and revealed a mound of candy canes and sweets.’
    • ‘He handed her a large candy cane, which Conner knew would mean a sugar rush as soon as she had her first lick.’
    • ‘It's a tradition to see Santa every year, tell him what you'd like for Christmas, and get a candy cane.’
    • ‘Each girl was presented with a large, red ribbon-wrapped candy cane with a small Christmas-themed necklace attached.’
    • ‘I want to sit right here, drink hot chocolate with a candy cane in it, and wrap presents.’
    • ‘I gave you a candy cane for Christmas just like I did for all the other friends in our group.’
    • ‘In a dramatic about-face, a Wisconsin school district has reversed its decision to bar high school students from handing out Christmas cards containing the story of the religious origins of the candy cane.’
    • ‘The last chapter allows you to make chocolate tree decorations, candy canes, iced gingerbread and stained glass biscuits in time for Christmas.’
    • ‘I was curious to know what the legend of the candy cane was.’
    • ‘A little boy with a candy cane sticking out of his mouth tugged on Chris's pant leg.’
    • ‘Tie silverware and napkins together with festive ribbons and a candy cane.’
    • ‘Life is not all candy canes and lollipops but it doesn't mean we should forget what the results of our actions are.’
    • ‘In the wintertime, Jude always smelt like peppermint for one of his favorite things in the world was to suck on pieces of broken candy cane until they had dissolved on his tongue.’


candy cane

/ˈkandē kān/