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[swee-tee] /ˈswi ti/
Informal. sweetheart.
Usually, sweeties. British. candy; sweets.
Origin of sweetie
1695-1705; sweet + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for sweetie
  • She also talks about her sweetie, her wedding dress and her style.
  • Whatever it is that turns your sweetie on, go out and get it now.
  • Their dad is loser to the core, and that sweetie pie mommy of theirs is certainly no prize winner either.
  • It can be tough to tell if your sweetie's heart is in the right place.
  • For the best holiday break of all, take a spin on the dance floor with your sweetie.
  • Don't let the cold weather scare you from taking your sweetie on a stroll along the beach.
  • Snowshoe with your sweetie, and then join us for sweets and hot chocolate afterwards in the education center.
British Dictionary definitions for sweetie


noun (informal)
sweetheart; darling: used as a term of endearment
(Brit) another word for sweet (sense 20)
(mainly Brit) an endearing person
a large seedless variety of grapefruit which has a green to yellow rind and juicy sweet pulp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sweetie

1721, "lollipop;" 1778, "lover, sweetheart," from sweet (n.) + -ie.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for sweetie

sweetheart contract

noun phrase

A labor contract that particularly favors the employer and is usually negotiated by a corrupt union official (1950s+ Labor union)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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