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"sweetheart" in British English

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sweetheartnoun [C]

uk   /ˈswiːt.hɑːt/  us   /-hɑːrt/
a ​boyfriend or ​girlfriend: She ​eventuallymarried her childhood sweetheart. used for ​talking to a ​person that you ​love, ​especially a ​child or ​person you have a ​romanticrelationship with : [as form of address] "Happy ​birthday, sweetheart," he said. a ​kind and ​generousperson: "Oh, you're a sweetheart," she said, when I ​brought her ​breakfast in ​bed.
(Definition of sweetheart from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sweetheart" in American English

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sweetheartnoun [C]

 us   /ˈswitˌhɑrt/ (infml sweetie,  /ˈswit̬·i/ )
a ​person you ​love, esp. one with whom you have a ​romanticrelationship: Jeanne was my high ​school sweetheart. Hi, sweetheart. A sweetheart is also a ​kind, ​generousperson: She’s a sweetheart.
(Definition of sweetheart from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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