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semisweet

[sem-ee-sweet, sem-ahy-]
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adjective
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for semisweet

adj.

also semi-sweet, 1943, from semi- + sweet.

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