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.

    • ‘He handed her a large candy cane, which Conner knew would mean a sugar rush as soon as she had her first lick.’
    • ‘Decorate a tree in the kitchen with edible delights, cookies, cookie cutters, candy canes, strings of marshmallows etc.’
    • ‘Life is not all candy canes and lollipops but it doesn't mean we should forget what the results of our actions are.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I want to sit right here, drink hot chocolate with a candy cane in it, and wrap presents.’
    • ‘Each girl was presented with a large, red ribbon-wrapped candy cane with a small Christmas-themed necklace attached.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I gave you a candy cane for Christmas just like I did for all the other friends in our group.’
    • ‘Kenzie turned around to see her six year old cousin running in her direction holding a transformer and candy cane in his hand.’
    • ‘While Christmas has candy canes and gingerbread houses, Valentine's Day is for chocolate hearts and chocolate kisses.’
    • ‘Tie silverware and napkins together with festive ribbons and a candy cane.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘No one knows for sure who put the red stripes on candy cane, or when.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘One patient was sitting in his hip chair, a blanket thrown about his shoulders, eating a candy cane.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's a tradition to see Santa every year, tell him what you'd like for Christmas, and get a candy cane.’
    • ‘The last chapter allows you to make chocolate tree decorations, candy canes, iced gingerbread and stained glass biscuits in time for Christmas.’


candy cane

/ˈkandē kān/