Meaning of candyman in English:

candyman

nouncandymen

informal North American
  • A person who sells illegal drugs.

    ‘candyman to the jet set’
    • ‘Some were junkies, prowling the streets, looking for sweets from their candyman.’
    • ‘Almost immediately, a scruffy youth approached me, his unkempt appearance readily identifying him as a candyman.’

Origin

Mid 19th century from candy+ man, an earlier sense denoting a ragman who gave toffee in exchange for goods.

Pronunciation

candyman

/ˈkandɪˌman/