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Etymology

From Old French çucre (sugar), from Mediaeval Latin succarum, from Arabic سُكّر (súkkar), from Persian شکر (shekar), from Sanskrit शर्करा (śárkarā), ground or candied sugar, originally meaning grit, gravel) (cognate with Greek κρόκη (pebble)).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
sugar

Plural
s

sugar (s)
  1. (uncountable) Sucrose in the form of small crystals, obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet and used to sweeten food and drink.
  2. (countable) When used to sweeten drink, an amount of such crystalline sucrose approximately equal to five grams or one teaspoon.
    He usually has his coffee white with one sugar.
  3. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any of various small carbohydrates that are used by organisms to store energy.
  4. (countable) A generic term for sucrose, glucose, fructose, etc.
  5. (countable) A term of endearment.
    I'll be with you in a moment, sugar.
  6. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A kiss.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Effeminacy in a male, often implying homosexuality.
    I think John has a little bit of sugar in him

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Verb

Infinitive
to sugar

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to sugar (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To add sugar to; to sweeten with sugar.
    John heavily sugars his coffee.
  2. (transitive) To make (something unpleasant) seem less so.
    She has a gift for sugaring what would otherwise be harsh words.

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Interjection

sugar

  1. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Used in place of shit!
    Oh, sugar!

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Basque

Etymology

From su + gar.

Noun

sugar

  1. flame

Portuguese

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:pt:Template:lang:la derivations]] sugere.

Verb

sugar

  1. to suck

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