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sweetheart

noun sweet·heart \ ˈswēt-ˌhärt \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of sweetheart

1 : darling
2 : one who is loved
3 : a generally likable person
4 : a remarkable one of its kind

Examples of sweetheart in a Sentence

  1. Be a sweetheart and help your grandmother.

  2. She is such a little sweetheart.

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First Known Use of sweetheart

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sweetheart

adjective

Definition of sweetheart

: of or relating to an agreement between an employer and a labor union official arranged privately for their benefit usually at the expense of the workers
  • a sweetheart contract
; broadly : arranged in private for the benefit of a few at the expense of many
  • a sweetheart deal

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First Known Use of sweetheart

1942

in the meaning defined above

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SWEETHEART Defined for English Language Learners

sweetheart

Definition of sweetheart for English Language Learners

  • : a person you love very much

  • —used to address someone you love

  • : a kind or helpful person : someone who is very nice


SWEETHEART Defined for Kids

sweetheart

noun sweet·heart \ ˈswēt-ˌhärt \

Definition of sweetheart for Students

: a person whom someone loves


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