Sweetheart definition

swēthärt
One who is loved.
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Used as a familiar term of endearment.
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Someone with whom one is in love and by whom one is loved; lover.
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Involving privileged treatment of a favored party; illegally or unethically favorable.
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A person regarded as generous or lovable.
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The definition of sweetheart is privileged treatment, often in an illegal or wrong way.

An example of sweetheart used as an adjective is the phrase "sweetheart deals" which mean deals that give some people a better end of the bargain.

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Darling.
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A person who is always very kind.

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

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

John married his highschool sweetheart in 1981.

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Sweetheart is a term for someone who is loved.

An example of sweetheart is what a woman may call her husband.

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Something cherished for its excellent qualities.
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(slang) A very agreeable person or an excellent thing.
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Designating or of any agreement, deal, contract, etc. involving collusion between the parties to it; specif., of such a contract or arrangement between union officials and an employer with terms disadvantageous to union members.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sweetheart
Plural:
sweethearts

Origin of sweetheart