Meaning of “sweetheart” in the English Dictionary

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(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 romantic relationship:

Jeanne was my high school sweetheart.
Hi, sweetheart.

A sweetheart is also a kind, generous person:

She’s a sweetheart.

(Definition of “sweetheart” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)