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SWEETHEART

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sweetheart mean? 

SWEETHEART (noun)
  The noun SWEETHEART has 3 senses:

1. a person loved by another person
2. any well-liked individual
3. a very attractive or seductive looking woman

  Familiarity information: SWEETHEART used as a noun is uncommon.


SWEETHEART (adjective)
  The adjective SWEETHEART has 1 sense:

1. privileged treatment of a favored person or corporation (sometimes unethically)

  Familiarity information: SWEETHEART used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SWEETHEART (noun)


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Meaning:

A person loved by another person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

truelove; sweetie; sweetheart; steady

Hypernyms ("sweetheart" is a kind of...):

lover (a person who loves or is loved)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sweetheart"):

dulcinea; ladylove (a woman who is a man's sweetheart)

sugar daddy (a wealthy older man who gives a young person expensive gifts in return for friendship or intimacy)

valentine (a sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day)


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Meaning:

Any well-liked individual

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

he's a sweetheart

Hypernyms ("sweetheart" is a kind of...):

good person (a person who is good to other people)


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Meaning:

A very attractive or seductive looking woman

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

stunner; knockout; lulu; mantrap; beauty; smasher; ravisher; peach; looker; sweetheart; dish

Hypernyms ("sweetheart" is a kind of...):

adult female; woman (an adult female person (as opposed to a man))


SWEETHEART (adjective)


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Meaning:

Privileged treatment of a favored person or corporation (sometimes unethically)

Context example:

another sweetheart deal based on political influence

Similar:

privileged (blessed with privileges)


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