1. [20C+] (US) something admirable or desirable; usu. with the.
2. [20C+] (US) money.
3. [1920s–40s] (US Und.) jewellery.
4. something or someone ‘sweet’.
(a) [late 19C+] (orig. US) a sexually desirable person of either sex.
(b) [1920s+] (orig. US black) sex as an abstract; thus sexual intercourse.
(c) [1950s+] (US gay) a pretty, young homosexual boy.
(d) [1950s+] (US gay) the passive partner in anal intercourse.
(e) [1960s] (US teen) a weakling.
5. in drug uses.
(a) [1930s] (US drugs) opium.
(b) [1930s+] (orig. US drugs) cocaine.
(c) [1960s+] (US drugs) any drug, esp. in capsule form.
(d) [1980s+] (US black/drugs) heroin.
(e) [2000s] (US drugs) crack cocaine.
6. [2000s] (US black) decoration or customization of an automobile.
Pertaining to lit./fig. adornment
[1990s+] a pretty young woman whose role is merely to adorn the arm of her male companion.
[1990s+] anything superficially attractive but intellectually undemanding.
[1980s+] a sexually attractive looking person.
Pertaining to drugs
[1950s] (US drugs) a place where cocaine is sold.
[1950s–70s] (drugs) cocaine.
1. [1980s+] (US black) cocaine, whether as powder or crack.
2. see also SE compounds below.
[1950s] (US drugs) a cocaine addict.
[1990s+] (US drugs) to mix or sequence LSD and MDMA; thus candy-flipping n.
[1990s+] (Aus. drugs) cocaine hydrochloride.
1. [1920s] (US black) the penis.
2. see stick n. (3)
[1990s+] (US drugs) cocaine.
[1960s+] (drugs) heroin.
see under nose n.
[1900s] (US) a boyfriend, a beloved male (cf. candy boy ).
[1970s+] (US black) a young, inexperienced male.
SE in slang uses
see separate entries.
[1960s+] (US prison) a prisoner who has become a passive homosexual while in prison.
[1940s–50s] (Aus.) a jack-of-all-trades employed by a brothel.
1. [late 19C–1970s] (US) the penis.
2. see also drug compounds above.
[1910s] (US) a well-behaved, pleasant person; the inference is of softness.
see separate entry.
1. [1920s–40s] (US campus) a rich student who is also attractive to women.
2. a ‘sugar daddy’.
[1960s] (US) a male homosexual who masturbates (but does not fellate) a partner, then swallows the resultant semen.
see separate entry.
(US) a volunteer nurse’s aide; thus candystripe, to work as such an aide.
[1930s] (US) the preferred team of mules.
1. [1920s+] (US) a buggy.
2. [1940s+] a light truck.
see under drop v.1
see under rock n.