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A round piece of hard tart candy.
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(Cookery) a tart-flavoured candy
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(ˈsaʊərˌbɔl, ˈsaʊ ər-)

1. a round piece of hard candy with a tart fruit flavoring.
2. Informal. a chronic grouch.
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Noun1.sourball - round piece of tart hard candy
hard candy - candy that is brittle; "you can break a tooth on that hard candy"
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