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sweeting

[ swee-ting ]

noun

  1. a sweet variety of apple.
  2. Archaic. sweetheart.


sweeting

/ ˈswiːtɪŋ /

noun

  1. a variety of sweet apple
  2. an archaic word for sweetheart


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sweeting1

First recorded in 1250–1300, and in 1520–40 sweeting fordef 1; from Middle English sweting, suetyng; sweet, -ing 3

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Example Sentences

Kaley Cuoco engaged to Ryan Sweeting after three months of dating.

Sweeting stands before Greening, holding out her dress while Greening reaches down pepper-pot from dresser.

Thy wit is a very bitter sweeting: it is a most sharp sauce.

Thomas Carew calls his "sweet sweeting" Celia; her real name is not known.

He begs his "sweeting" to lend him her father's shield, but she says it is ill-fated, for her father fell by the spear of Gormar.

But my sweeting sails three paces to that lubber's two, and if the wind holds we shall have time and to spare.

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