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From Middle English swete hert, swete heorte (phrase of endearment); equivalent to sweet +‎ heart.

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A "Sweetheart pin" with the emblem of the South Irish Horse (SIH) Regiment in World War I, sent by a soldier to his girlfriend as a memento

sweetheart (plural sweethearts)

  1. A person who is always very kind.
    She is such a sweetheart: she never complains about me being late.
  2. A person very much liked or loved by someone, especially when both partners are young.
    John married his high-school sweetheart in 1981.
  3. (US) A female member of a college or university fraternity.

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