sweetie

noun
sweet·​ie | \ ˈswē-tē How to pronounce sweetie (audio) \

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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View this post on Instagram My sweetie Bruce and I are in DC this week. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Bruce Mann, Elizabeth Warren's Husband, Is Low-Key But Incredibly Supportive," 29 Jan. 2019 Nothing beats being locked in a room with your sweetie, amirite? Nia Martin, The Seattle Times, "Valentine’s Day gifts that celebrate your Seattle love," 4 Feb. 2019 Tonight: Wine and dine a loved one or potential sweetie. BostonGlobe.com, "Where to get a taste of Brazil’s culture and cuisine before you go," 14 July 2018 If you are attached, you and your sweetie dote on each other. BostonGlobe.com, "Horoscope," 8 July 2018 Hi sweeties, welcome back to another edition of This Week in Timothée Chalamet. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, August 3 Edition," 3 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of sweetie

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sweetie

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sweetie

informal
: 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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