One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Used as a term of endearment (especially as a form of address)
darling, sweetheart, dearest, dearView synonyms
- ‘Don't put so many ridiculous demands on yourself, sweetie.’
- ‘Finally, a black lady stopped me by saying ‘Are you alright, sweetie?’’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The Department of Health are sweeties; they have compiled a website of drinking woes suffered by teens and pre-teens.’
- ‘Josh, being the sweetie he is, went all out and fixed chocolate chip pancakes, my favorite.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I don't think my sweetie and I can afford to move out of the country, so… I just don't know.’
- ‘He answered it with a hearty, ‘Hello, sweetie!’’
- ‘Now I must go and put the beautiful flowers that have just arrived from him in water, isn't he a sweetie hey?’
- ‘Win a collection of great CDs from Universal Music and a box of Guylian chocolates for your sweetie.’
- ‘You're a sweetie, and I appreciate it sooo much.’
- ‘At the end of the day, the general consensus is that I'm a sweetie.’
- ‘She's such a sweetie… makes me want to get on Eurostar and personally help her with her finishing.’
- ‘And if your kid acts up at home, you don't pull him aside and say ‘let's talk about your feelings, sweetie.’’
- ‘It's okay, sweetie-pie, calm down for mommy, please.’
2A green-skinned grapefruit of a variety noted for its sweet taste.
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