(1)   A white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
(2)   Informal terms for money
(3)   An essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain


(4)   Sweeten with sugar
"Sugar your tea"


From , from , from Old Italian zucchero, from , from , from , akin to Acnient Greek .


  1. Sucrose in the form of small crystals, obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet and used to sweeten food and drink.
  2. 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. Any of various small carbohydrates that are used by organisms to store energy.
  4. A generic term for sucrose, glucose, fructose, etc.
  5. A term of endearment.
    I'll be with you in a moment, sugar.
  6. A kiss.
  7. Effeminacy in a male, often implying homosexuality.
    I think John has a little bit of sugar in him.
  8. Diabetes.


  1. To add sugar to; to sweeten with sugar.
    John heavily sugars his coffee.
  2. To make (something unpleasant) seem less so.
    She has a gift for sugaring what would otherwise be harsh words.


  1. Used in place of shit!
    Oh, sugar!

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