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noun [countable] sweetheart pronunciation in American English /ˈswitˌhɑrt/ 
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pluralsweethearts
  1. 1
    spoken used for talking to someone who you love

    See you soon, sweetheart.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of sweetheart
  2. 2
    old-fashioned your girlfriend, or your boyfriend

    We were childhood sweethearts.

  3. 3
    informal old-fashioned a kind and helpful person

    He's a real sweetheart.

  4. 4
    used especially by men for talking to a woman whose name they do not know. Many women find this use offensive

    "I make movies, sweetheart. That's my job."

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