Definition of sweetie in English:

Share this entry

sweetie

Pronunciation: /ˈswiːti/
(also sweety)

noun

informal
1British A sweet.
Example sentences
  • The Girls' Night In package fills you full of chocolate, sweeties, popcorn and ice-cream, but if you fancy a meal it is well worth ordering from the room-service menu.
  • A hamper of goodies is delivered to your room, crammed with enough sugary treats to stock a tuck-shop: popcorn, chocolate and sweeties.
  • For some reason the Border towns (in Scotland the term ‘border’ refers to the region north of the border with England) showed particular prowess in making sweeties.
2 (also sweetie-pie) Used as a term of endearment.
Example sentences
  • It's okay, sweetie-pie, calm down for mommy, please.
  • And if your kid acts up at home, you don't pull him aside and say ‘let's talk about your feelings, sweetie.’
  • He answered it with a hearty, ‘Hello, sweetie!’

Words that rhyme with sweetie

Beatty, entreaty, graffiti, meaty, Nefertiti, peaty, sleety, Tahiti, titi, treaty

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: sweetie

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.