Definitions for sweetheartˈswitˌhɑrt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a person who is loved.

  2. (sometimes cap.) an affectionate or familiar term of address (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, subordinates, etc.).

    Category: Sexuality

  3. Informal. a generous, friendly person.

    Category: Informal

  4. Informal. anything that arouses loyal affection.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

* 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.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sweetheart, sweetie, steady, truelove(noun)

    a person loved by another person

  2. sweetheart(noun)

    any well-liked individual

    "he's a sweetheart"

  3. smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish(adj)

    a very attractive or seductive looking woman

  4. sweetheart(adj)

    privileged treatment of a favored person or corporation (sometimes unethically)

    "another sweetheart deal based on political influence"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sweetheart(noun)ˈswitˌhɑrt

    used to address sb you love

    Hello, sweetheart!


  1. sweetheart(Noun)

    A person who is always very kind.

    She is such a sweetheart, she never complains about my being late.

  2. sweetheart(Noun)

    A person very much liked or loved by someone, especially when both partners are young.

    John married his highschool sweetheart in 1981.

  3. Origin: From sweet + heart.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sweetheart(noun)

    a lover of mistress


  1. Sweetheart

    "Sweetheart" is a song written by Rainy Davis and Pete Warner and originally recorded by Davis, which appeared on her eponymous debut album. The song reached number 24 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in 1986. It was later re-recorded by Jermaine Dupri and Mariah Carey.

Translations for sweetheart

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a boyfriend or girlfriend.

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