Confetti Con*fet"ti, n. pl.; sing. {-fetto}. [It. Cf. {Comfit}.] 1. Bonbons; sweetmeats; confections. [archaic] [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. [originally, plaster or paper imitations of, or substitutes for, bonbons (confetti[1]).] small bits or streamers of brightly colored paper, thrown in celebration by carnival revelers, at weddings, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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