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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Your sweetie delights in the frequent flights of fantasy that your active imagination provides. BostonGlobe.com, "Horoscope," 19 July 2019 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

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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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