Definition of sweetie in English:



  • 1Used as a term of endearment (especially as a form of address)

    • ‘Josh, being the sweetie he is, went all out and fixed chocolate chip pancakes, my favorite.’
    • ‘It's okay, sweetie-pie, calm down for mommy, please.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She's such a sweetie… makes me want to get on Eurostar and personally help her with her finishing.’
    • ‘You're a sweetie, and I appreciate it sooo much.’
    • ‘Now I must go and put the beautiful flowers that have just arrived from him in water, isn't he a sweetie hey?’
    • ‘And if your kid acts up at home, you don't pull him aside and say ‘let's talk about your feelings, sweetie.’’
    • ‘The Department of Health are sweeties; they have compiled a website of drinking woes suffered by teens and pre-teens.’
    • ‘Don't put so many ridiculous demands on yourself, sweetie.’
    • ‘Finally, a black lady stopped me by saying ‘Are you alright, sweetie?’’
    • ‘He answered it with a hearty, ‘Hello, sweetie!’’
    • ‘At the end of the day, the general consensus is that I'm a sweetie.’
    • ‘Win a collection of great CDs from Universal Music and a box of Guylian chocolates for your sweetie.’
    • ‘I don't think my sweetie and I can afford to move out of the country, so… I just don't know.’
    • ‘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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  • 2A green-skinned grapefruit of a variety noted for its sweet taste.