sweetie

[ swee-tee ]
/ ˈswi ti /

noun

Informal. sweetheart.
Usually sweeties. British. candy; sweets.

Nearby words

  1. sweetening,
  2. sweetheart,
  3. sweetheart agreement,
  4. sweetheart contract,
  5. sweetheart neckline,
  6. sweetie pie,
  7. sweetiewife,
  8. sweeting,
  9. sweetish,
  10. sweetishly

Origin of sweetie

First recorded in 1695–1705; sweet + -ie

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British Dictionary definitions for sweetie

sweetie

/ (ˈswiːtɪ) /

noun informal

sweetheart; darling: used as a term of endearment
British another word for sweet (def. 20)
mainly British an endearing person
a large seedless variety of grapefruit which has a green to yellow rind and juicy sweet pulp
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Word Origin and History for sweetie

sweetie

n.

1721, "lollipop;" 1778, "lover, sweetheart," from sweet (n.) + -ie.

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