con·fec·tion / kənˈfekshən/ • n. 1. a dish or delicacy made with sweet ingredients. ∎ an elaborately constructed thing, esp. a frivolous one. ∎ a fashionable or elaborate article of women's dress.2. the action of mixing or compounding something.DERIVATIVES: con·fec·tion·ar·y / -ˌnerē/ adj.
Hence, through the vb. confection (XVI), confectioner maker of sweetmeats, cakes, etc. XVI; see -ER 1; whence confectionery XVIII.