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sweetheart

noun [C] uk   /ˈswiːt.hɑːt/ us    /-hɑːrt/
a person you love, especially a person you have a romantic relationship with: She eventually married her childhood sweetheart. [as form of address] "Happy birthday, sweetheart," he said. a kind and generous person: "Oh, you're a sweetheart," she said, when I placed the breakfast tray on her lap.
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