sweeting

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sweet +‎ -ing

Noun[edit]

sweeting (plural sweetings)

  1. (obsolete) A sweet apple.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ascham to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete) A darling; term of endearment.
    • ca.1602, William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night II.iii
      Trip no further, pretty sweeting.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.