short sweetening


noun Chiefly Southern and Midland U.S.


Nearby words

  1. short shrift, give,
  2. short splice,
  3. short story,
  4. short straw,
  5. short subject,
  6. short time,
  7. short title,
  8. short ton,
  9. short wave,
  10. short waves


Origin of short sweetening

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

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