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sweetie

[swee-tee] /ˈswi ti/
noun
1.
Informal. sweetheart.
2.
Usually, sweeties. British. candy; sweets.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; sweet + -ie
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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

sweetie

/ˈswiːtɪ/
noun (informal)
1.
sweetheart; darling: used as a term of endearment
2.
(Brit) another word for sweet (sense 20)
3.
(mainly Brit) an endearing person
4.
a large seedless variety of grapefruit which has a green to yellow rind and juicy sweet pulp
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Word Origin and History for sweetie
n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for sweetie

sweetie

noun

A sweetheart, in all senses • Often a term of endearment in address: And Tom's the first sweetie she ever had/ Ain't my new computer a sweetie?

[1903+; an isolated instance, sweet-ee, is found by 1778]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for sweetie

sweetie

sweetheart
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