Definition of sweetie in English:


(also sweety)


  • 1British A sweet.

    • ‘After that, it was hard to keep the lid on the sweeties.’
    • ‘Cosmic chocolate cake, cookies and sweeties definitely kept the children's energy levels up for the remainder of the day.’
    • ‘The Girls' Night In package fills you full of chocolate, sweeties, popcorn and ice-cream, but if you fancy a meal it is well worth ordering from the room-service menu.’
    • ‘Love is a game, with rules and penalties, not a gift-wrapped box of sweeties, guaranteed to last until the sun goes down behind the mountaintops.’
    • ‘I give away stickers and sweeties and poppers (bubble wrap) to the kids.’
    • ‘But you'll never catch me at the local cinema - I can't stand it when people put their feet on your chair or munch bags of sweeties in your earhole.’
    • ‘It's like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: as many sweeties as you like and you don't have to pay for any of them.’
    • ‘More than 2,000 last week responded to a question sent out on a round-robin e-mail asking ‘Is a Kit Kat a biscuit or a sweetie?’’
    • ‘Disgusted, frustrated and utterly deluded about what's going on here, we run for the comforting embrace of sweeties and calorie-laden treats.’
    • ‘Send her to the doorstep with the sweeties on Hallowe'en and she'll scare the bejaysus out of the kiddies.’
    • ‘A hamper of goodies is delivered to your room, crammed with enough sugary treats to stock a tuck-shop: popcorn, chocolate and sweeties.’
    • ‘Another plea for technical help, with sweeties after for anyone who helps me.’
    • ‘Sometimes, only a bag of sweeties can ease the pain, eh?’
    • ‘The sweeties that came with coffee (little chocolatey, chewy nutty things) were accomplished.’
    • ‘We bought our usual drink, packet of sweeties, and bag of popcorn to share.’
    • ‘She bought a few essentials and some sweeties for the children.’
    • ‘For some reason the Border towns (in Scotland the term ‘border’ refers to the region north of the border with England) showed particular prowess in making sweeties.’
    piece of confectionery, chocolate, bonbon, fondant, toffee
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  • 2Used as a term of endearment.

    • ‘It's okay, sweetie-pie, calm down for mommy, please.’
    • ‘And if your kid acts up at home, you don't pull him aside and say ‘let's talk about your feelings, sweetie.’’
    • ‘She's such a sweetie… makes me want to get on Eurostar and personally help her with her finishing.’
    • ‘He answered it with a hearty, ‘Hello, sweetie!’’
    • ‘Finally, a black lady stopped me by saying ‘Are you alright, sweetie?’’
    • ‘At the end of the day, the general consensus is that I'm a sweetie.’
    • ‘Don't put so many ridiculous demands on yourself, sweetie.’
    • ‘Win a collection of great CDs from Universal Music and a box of Guylian chocolates for your sweetie.’
    • ‘It's rather good, and leaves you wondering whether Bob is really just a sweetie, albeit one you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley.’
    • ‘Josh, being the sweetie he is, went all out and fixed chocolate chip pancakes, my favorite.’
    • ‘I don't think my sweetie and I can afford to move out of the country, so… I just don't know.’
    • ‘The Department of Health are sweeties; they have compiled a website of drinking woes suffered by teens and pre-teens.’
    • ‘Now I must go and put the beautiful flowers that have just arrived from him in water, isn't he a sweetie hey?’
    • ‘You're a sweetie, and I appreciate it sooo much.’
    • ‘Put your head on my lap, sweetie, she would say, and stroke my hair until she fell asleep, bone tired from the drive, from hours in the spangled woods.’
    darling, sweetheart, dearest, dear
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