sweetie

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sweet +‎ -ie.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈswiːti/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈswi.ɾi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːti

Noun[edit]

sweetie (plural sweeties)

  1. (often as a term of address) A person who is much loved.
    Synonyms: honey, sweetheart, sweetie pie
    • 2022 April 8, Jocelyn Samara D., Rain (webcomic), Comic 1493 - Everyday:
      "But... Do you feel better now?" "Much better, sweetie, thank you. Now I get to be a girl everyday."[sic]
  2. A sweetheart.
  3. A fruit that is a crossbreed between a grapefruit and a pomelo, originating in Israel.
  4. (childish, UK) A sweet; a candy.
    Can I have a box of sweeties for being a good boy?

Translations[edit]

Jamaican Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English sweetie.

Noun[edit]

sweetie (plural sweetie dem or sweeties dem, quantified sweetie)

  1. sweetie
    • 2010 March 10, “Grab Up Yuh Crotches” (track 12), in Remedy Riddim[1], performed by Vybz Kartel:
      She love sweetie, she know weh di lollipop is
      She loves (to eat) sweeties, she knows where the lollipop is.