[ sweet-hahrt ]
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  1. either of a pair of lovers in relation to the other.

  2. (sometimes initial capital letter) an affectionate or familiar term of address.

  1. a beloved person.

  2. Informal. a generous, friendly person.

  3. Informal. anything that arouses loyal affection: My old car was a real sweetheart.

Origin of sweetheart

First recorded in 1250–1300, sweetheart is from Middle English swete herte. See sweet, heart

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How to use sweetheart in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sweetheart


/ (ˈswiːtˌhɑːt) /

  1. a person loved by another

  2. informal a lovable, generous, or obliging person

  1. a term of endearment for a beloved or lovable person

  1. of or relating to a garment with a sweetheart neckline: sweetheart cardigan

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