sweet nothings

plural noun

: loving and romantic words
Lyrics were essentially the proverbial sweet nothings, honeyed and aged by the mellowing chambers of [Barry] White's throat and soul.Mike Tribby
The two spent the entire night in a VIP booth cuddling, kissing and whispering sweet nothings into each other's ears.Hollywood Life (online)

Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sweet nothings was in 1829

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“Sweet nothings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20nothings. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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