sweeting

[ swee-ting ]
/ ˈswi tɪŋ /

noun

a sweet variety of apple.
Archaic. sweetheart.

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Origin of sweeting

First recorded in 1250–1300, and in 1520–40 for def. 1; from Middle English sweting, suetyng; see origin at sweet, -ing3
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British Dictionary definitions for sweeting

sweeting
/ (ˈswiːtɪŋ) /

noun

a variety of sweet apple
an archaic word for sweetheart
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