sweet heart

sweetheart

[sweet-hahrt]
noun
1.
either of a pair of lovers in relation to the other.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) an affectionate or familiar term of address.
3.
a beloved person.
4.
Informal. a generous, friendly person.
5.
Informal. anything that arouses loyal affection: My old car was a real sweetheart.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English swete herte. See sweet, heart

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sweetheart (ˈswiːtˌhɑːt)
 
n
1.  a person loved by another
2.  informal a lovable, generous, or obliging person
3.  a term of endearment for a beloved or lovable person
 
adj
4.  of or relating to a garment with a sweetheart neckline: sweetheart cardigan

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sweetheart
late 13c. as a form of address, 1570s as a synonym for "loved one;" from sweet (adj.) + heart. As an adj., with ref. to labor contracts, it is attested from 1959.
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