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sweet·heart

 (swēt′härt′)
n.
1. One who is loved.
2. Used as a familiar term of endearment.
3. Informal
a. A person regarded as generous or lovable.
b. Something cherished for its excellent qualities.
adj.
Involving privileged treatment of a favored party; illegally or unethically favorable: "another land grab, another sweetheart deal based on political influence" (Village Voice).

sweetheart

(ˈswiːtˌhɑːt)
n
1. a person loved by another
2. informal a lovable, generous, or obliging person
3. a term of endearment for a beloved or lovable person
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) of or relating to a garment with a sweetheart neckline: sweetheart cardigan.

sweet•heart

(ˈswitˌhɑrt)

n.
1. a person who is loved.
2. (sometimes cap.) an affectionate or familiar term of address (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, subordinates, etc.).
3. Informal. a generous, friendly person.
4. Informal. anything that arouses loyal affection.
[1250–1300]
usage: Definition 2 is an affectionate term of address used to a lover, child, etc. However, when used in the workplace or in social interactions with strangers, it is sometimes perceived as insulting.

sweetheart

  • valentine - Formerly a person chosen as a sweetheart or special friend, named for either of two Italian saints.
  • bully - First meant lover or sweetheart, then fine fellow, then blusterer, then "person who harms or threatens weaker people."
  • leman - An old word for "sweetheart, lover."
  • piggesnye - An old term of endearment for one's sweetheart, literally "a darling pig's eye."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweetheart - a person loved by another personsweetheart - a person loved by another person  
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
dulcinea, ladylove - a woman who is a man's sweetheart
sugar daddy - a wealthy older man who gives a young person expensive gifts in return for friendship or intimacy
valentine - a sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day; "will you be my valentine?"
2.sweetheart - any well-liked individual; "he's a sweetheart"
good person - a person who is good to other people
3.sweetheart - a very attractive or seductive looking womansweetheart - a very attractive or seductive looking woman
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
Adj.1.sweetheart - privileged treatment of a favored person or corporation (sometimes unethically); "another sweetheart deal based on political influence"
privileged - blessed with privileges; "the privileged few"

sweetheart

noun
1. dearest, beloved, sweet, angel, treasure, honey, dear, sweetie (informal) Happy birthday, sweetheart!
2. love, boyfriend or girlfriend, beloved, lover, steady (informal), flame (informal), darling, follower (obsolete), valentine, admirer, suitor, beau, swain (archaic), truelove, leman (archaic), inamorata or inamorato I married my childhood sweetheart, in Liverpool.

sweetheart

noun
A person who is much loved:
Informal: sweetie.
Idiom: light of one's life.
Translations
حبيبحَبيب، مَحْبوب، حَبيبَه، مَحْبوبَه
chlapecdívkamiláček
kæresteskat
kullanmurukultainen
kedveseszivecském
elskankærasti; kærasta
milá
canımsevgilitatlım

sweetheart

[ˈswiːthɑːt] Nnovio/a m/f, amor mf
he was her childhood sweetheartera su amor de infancia
yes, sweetheartsí, mi amor

sweetheart

[ˈswiːthɑːrt] n
(= boyfriend) → chéri m (= girlfriend) → chérie f
(form of address) (= darling) → chéri(e) m/f
Happy birthday, sweetheart → Bon anniversaire, chérie.

sweetheart

nSchatz m, → Liebste(r) mf; sweetheart swindler (esp US) → Heiratsschwindler(in) m(f); soon they were sweethearts (dated)bald waren sie ein Pärchen; Vera Lynn, the Forces’ sweetheartVera Lynn, der Liebling der Armee

sweetheart

[ˈswiːtˌhɑːt] ninnamorato/a
yes, sweetheart → sì, tesoro

sweet

(swiːt) adjective
1. tasting like sugar; not sour, salty or bitter. as sweet as honey; Children eat too many sweet foods.
2. tasting fresh and pleasant. young, sweet vegetables.
3. (of smells) pleasant or fragrant. the sweet smell of flowers.
4. (of sounds) agreeable or delightful to hear. the sweet song of the nightingale.
5. attractive or charming. What a sweet little baby!; a sweet face/smile; You look sweet in that dress.
6. kindly and agreeable. She's a sweet girl; The child has a sweet nature.
noun
1. (American ˈcandy) a small piece of sweet food eg chocolate, toffee etc. a packet of sweets; Have a sweet.
2. (a dish or course of) sweet food near or at the end of a meal; (a) pudding or dessert. The waiter served the sweet.
3. dear; darling. Hallo, my sweet!
ˈsweeten verb
to make or become sweet or sweeter. Did you sweeten (= put sugar in) my tea?
ˈsweetener noun
something that sweetens, eg a substance used for sweetening food. Saccharin is an artificial sweetener, often used instead of sugar.
ˈsweetly adverb
in an attractive, charming, agreeable or kindly manner. She sang/smiled very sweetly.
ˈsweetness noun
ˈsweetheart noun
1. a boyfriend or girlfriend.
2. used as an endearment for any beloved person, eg a child. Goodbye, sweetheart!
sweet potato
(the edible tuber of) a tropical twining plant.
sweet-ˈsmelling adjective
sweet-smelling flowers.
sweet-ˈtempered adjective
kind and friendly.
References in classic literature ?
With his fist he broke a large mirror in the wash room of a hotel and later went about smashing windows and breaking chairs in dance halls for the joy of hearing the glass rattle on the floor and seeing the terror in the eyes of clerks who had come from Sandusky to spend the evening at the resort with their sweethearts.
Elsewhere match that bloom of theirs, ye cannot, save in Salem, where they tell me the young girls breathe such musk, their sailor sweethearts smell them miles off shore, as though they were drawing nigh the odorous Moluccas instead of the Puritanic sands.
Tall and short, native and foreign, sweethearts and wives -- I know how to deal with 'em
You would be amazed," says an old writer already quoted, "if you saw how lewd these peddlers are when they return; how they feast and game, and how prodigal they are, not only in their clothes, but upon their sweethearts.
There will be a siring of carts and mules on a certain part of the coast, and a most ruffianly lot of men, men you understand, men with wives and children and sweethearts, who from the very moment they start on a trip risk a bullet in the head at any moment, but who have a perfect conviction that I will never fail them.
Ghosts of playmates, and of sweethearts, and old friends, of all you laughing boys and girls, oh, come to us and be with us, for the world is very lonely, and new friends and faces are not like the old, and we cannot love them, nay, nor laugh with them as we have loved and laughed with you.
How she came to choose Thomson from all her sweethearts, I can't imagine.
When my son came hanging about your cottage, and playing at sweethearts with your girl there, your duty was to close the door on him.
There are, unquestionably, household women, accomplished women, ornamental women, women who are exclusively wives, or mothers, or sweethearts, women purely spiritual or purely material; just as there are soldiers, artists, artisans, mathematicians, poets, merchants, men who understand money, or agriculture, or government, and nothing else.
And we've had our fun," he boasted, "and speaking of sweethearts and all," he cribbed from Kipling, "'We've rogued and we've ranged- -'"
child," says Lady Bellaston, "you country girls have nothing but sweethearts in your head; you fancy every man who is civil to you is making love.
But so many were the men who had rushed into the Klondike, and so many were the sweethearts, wives, and kin that had not rushed in, that the congested mail was taking on Alpine proportions; also, there were official orders.