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- (chiefly US, euphemistic, slang) A drug dealer.
- (dated) A person who sells sweets, especially a sidewalk or street vendor.
1859, T. S. Arthur, chapter 18, in Trials and Confessions of a Housekeeper:
- "There comes the candy-man!" exclaimed a little fellow, pressing up to the side of the lady. "Quick, ma! Here, candy-man!" calling after an old man with a tin cylinder under his arm.
- "candy man" at OneLook® Dictionary Search.