sweeting

noun
sweet·​ing | \ ˈswē-tiŋ \

Definition of sweeting

1 archaic : sweetheart
2 : a sweet apple

First Known Use of sweeting

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sweeting

Statistics for sweeting

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sweeting

The first known use of sweeting was in the 13th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on sweeting

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with sweeting

Comments on sweeting

What made you want to look up sweeting? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to deny responsibility for

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!