semisweet

[ sem-ee-sweet, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈswit, ˌsɛm aɪ- /

adjective

somewhat sweet; containing a small amount of sweetening: a semisweet cookie; semisweet chocolate.

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Origin of semisweet

First recorded in 1950–55; semi- + sweet
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