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sweet +‎ meat (food)

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sweetmeat (plural sweetmeats)

  1. A sweet delicacy; a confection.
    • 1950 February, W. Dendy, “Impressions of the Indian Railways—3”, in Railway Magazine, page 119:
      At the principal stations there are also separate Hindu and Mohemmedan refreshment rooms, and some mail trains have compartments reserved for Indian tea and sweetmeat vendors.
  2. (informal) Sweetheart; darling.
    • 2010, Scott Nicholson, The Gorge:
      “Hey, sweetmeat, where you been?” Farrengalli hollered.

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