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noun [countable] sweetheart pronunciation in British English /ˈswiːtˌhɑː(r)t/
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singularsweetheart
pluralsweethearts
  1. 2
    used especially by men for talking to a woman whose name they do not know. Many women find this use offensive
    ‘I make films, sweetheart. That’s my job.’
  2. 3
    informal old-fashioned a kind and helpful person
    He’s a real sweetheart.
  3. 4
    old-fashioned your girlfriend, or your boyfriend
    We were childhood sweethearts.

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