Main Entry:  snookums
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  sweetheart; a term of endearment
Usage:  informal's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin & History

trivial term of endearment, 1919, from Snooks, proper name used in Britain for "a hypothetical person" (1860), cf. Joe Blow in U.S. As an actual proper name, Snooks sates back to the Domesday Book and may be from O.E. *snoc "a projecting point of land" (perhaps here with sense of "a big nose").
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