sweet·​ie | \ˈswē-tē \

Definition of sweetie 

1 sweeties plural, British : sweet sense 1a

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Examples of sweetie in a Sentence

My sweetie and I will be at the party. brought flowers home to his sweetie

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From 1978's Natural High, this soulful romantic ode is sure to seal the deal with your sweetie any night of the week. Kat Bein, Billboard, "The 10 Best Lionel Richie Songs," 27 June 2018 The tradition of giving sweets to your sweetie on Valentine’s Day dates to at least the mid-19th century. NOLA.com, "New Orleans confectioners create Valentine's Day treats almost too pretty to eat...almost," 2 Feb. 2018 Many light and happy moments occur between you and your sweetie. BostonGlobe.com, "Horoscope," 25 May 2018 Encouraging your sweetie to develop his interests and talents will likely help to boost his self-esteem. Kimberly Garrison, Philly.com, "How to motivate your spouse to exercise and eat better | Kimberly Garrison," 17 Apr. 2018 Try making your sweetie these Chocolate Lava Cakes and serve alongside a sparkling rosé, like Martini & Rossi ($13, shopperswines.com) which combines an aromatic bouquet and palate of light florals and apricot. Redbook, "Aphrodisiac Food & Wine Pairings to Prime Your Valentine," 9 Feb. 2011 Well, this is good timing for anyone looking to score some major points with their sweetie on Valentine's Day. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Food & Wine has picked the most romantic restaurant in Kentucky - and we're not shocked," 6 Feb. 2018 No matter how smug the person, everyone needs a little sofa anchor time to recharge—and if said recharging just so happens to fall on February 14 alongside yah sweetie, so be it. Beca Grimm, GQ, "The Lazy Couple’s Guide to a Valentine’s Day Netflix Binge," 12 Feb. 2018 If you wine and dine you sweetie on Feb. 13 or 14, get ready for a four-course menu complete with Love Potion #9 — an elixir prepared tableside that’s sure to bring sparks to your evening. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Food & Wine has picked the most romantic restaurant in Kentucky - and we're not shocked," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of sweetie

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sweetie was in 1705

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English Language Learners Definition of sweetie

: a person you love very much

—used to address someone you love

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

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