sweeting

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sweet +‎ -ing

Noun[edit]

sweeting (plural sweetings)

  1. (obsolete) A sweet apple.
    • a. 1569 (date written), Roger Ascham, Margaret Ascham, editor, The Scholemaster: Or Plaine and Perfite Way of Teaching Children, to Vnderstand, Write, and Speake, the Latin Tong, [], London: [] John Daye, [], published 1570, OCLC 228713506:
      a childe will chose a sweeting, because it is presentlie faire and pleasant, and refuse a Runnet, because it is than grene, hard, and lowre []
  2. (obsolete) A darling; term of endearment.

Verb[edit]

sweeting

  1. present participle of sweet

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