Share this entry

sweetmeat Line breaks: sweet|meat
Pronunciation: /ˈswiːtmiːt/

Definition of sweetmeat in English:


An item of confectionery or sweet food: he hurried back to his room like a schoolboy who has stolen a sweetmeat
More example sentences
  • The fruits are eaten stewed, candied, in sweetmeats, and in a jelly.
  • Candy sweetmeats, sugar, ice cream, condiments, tea and coffee should also be avoided.
  • All that was lacking was our traditional sweetmeat, shortbread in a tartan tin.

Words that rhyme with sweetmeat

gamete • crabmeat

Definition of sweetmeat in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources