Main Entry:  patootie
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  sweetheart
Etymology:  perhaps corruption of potato
Usage:  slang, often used with 'sweet''s 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin & History

"sweetheart, pretty girl," colloquial Amer.Eng., 1921, perhaps a corruption of potato (esp. sweet potato).
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