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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈswiːtˌhɑːt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈswitˌhɑɹt/, [ˈswiˌɾ(ʱ)ɑɹt̠̚]
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sweetheart (plural sweethearts)
- A person who is always very kind.
- She is such a sweetheart: she never complains about me being late.
- A person very much liked or loved by someone, especially when both partners are young.
- John married his high-school sweetheart in 1981.
- c. 1591–1595 (date written), [William Shakespeare], […] Romeo and Iuliet. […] (Second Quarto), London: […] Thomas Creede, for Cuthbert Burby, […], published 1599, →OCLC, [Act IV, scene v]:
- Why Lambe, why Lady, fie you ſluggabed, / Why Loue I ſay, Madam, ſweeteheart, why Bride: / What not a word, you take your penniworths now, / Sleepe for a weeke, […]
- (US) A female member of a college or university fraternity.
- (kind person): sweetie.
- (romantic term of endearment): babe, baby, dear, darling, sweetie, see also Thesaurus:sweetheart
- sweetheart cabbage
- sweetheart cake
- sweetheart contract
- sweetheart deal
- sweetheart neckline
- sweetheart tax deal
a person who is always very kind