Informal. sweetheart.
Usually, sweeties. British. candy; sweets.

1695–1705; sweet + -ie

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sweetie (ˈswiːtɪ)
1.  sweetheart; darling: used as a term of endearment
2.  (Brit) another word for sweet
3.  chiefly (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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Example sentences
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.
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