sweet-talk

verb \ ˈswēt-ˌtȯk \

Definition of sweet-talk

transitive verb
intransitive verb
: to use flattery

First Known Use of sweet-talk

1928


sweet talk

noun

Definition of sweet talk

Examples of sweet talk in a Sentence

  1. enough of this sweet talk—just give me your honest opinion of my performance

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First Known Use of sweet talk

1901


SWEET-TALK Defined for English Language Learners

sweet-talk

verb

Definition of sweet-talk for English Language Learners

  • : to say nice things to (someone) in order to persuade that person to do something



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