/ˈswitɪŋ/ (say 'sweeting)

1. Chiefly British a sweet variety of apple.
2. Obsolete a beloved person; darling; sweetheart.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sweeting — Sweet ing, n. 1. A sweet apple. Ascham. [1913 Webster] 2. A darling; a word of endearment. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweeting — [swēt′iŋ] n. 1. a variety of sweet apple 2. Archaic SWEETHEART …   English World dictionary

  • sweeting —    ‘How fares my Kate?’ says Petruchio, in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. ‘What, sweeting, all amort [nearly dead]?’ Othello also says to Desdemona: ‘All’s well now, sweeting; Come away to bed.’ This term of endearment had been in use for …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • Sweeting — This interesting name is of early medieval English origin, and is a nickname surname for a popular or attractive person, or for somebody who habitually addressed people with the Middle English term swetin , meaning darling, or sweetheart. It… …   Surnames reference

  • sweeting — noun Date: 13th century 1. archaic sweetheart 2. a sweet apple …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sweeting — /swee ting/, n. 1. a sweet variety of apple. 2. Archaic. sweetheart. [1250 1300; ME sweting. See SWEET, ING3] * * * …   Universalium

  • sweeting — sb. Wright’s L. P. p. 52 …   Oldest English Words

  • sweeting — noun 1》 an apple of a sweet flavoured variety. 2》 archaic darling …   English new terms dictionary

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