Definition of candyman in English:

candyman

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nounplural noun candymen

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.’

Pronunciation

candyman

/ˈkandēˌman/ /ˈkændiˌmæn/

Origin

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