sweetie etymology

English word sweetie comes from English sweet, English -ie

Detailed word origin of sweetie

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sweet English (eng) (countable, British) A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content; a candy.. (countable, British) A food eaten for dessert.. (obsolete) Sweetness, delight; something pleasant to the mind or senses.. (obsolete) That which is sweet or pleasant in odour; a perfume.. (uncountable) The basic taste sensation induced by sugar.. Sweetheart; darling. In a sweet manner. (informal) Very [...]
-ie English (eng) (occasionally, sometimes, derogatory) Forming nouns signifying the person associated with suffixed noun or verb.. Forming diminutive or affectionate forms of nouns or names.
sweetie English (eng) (childish) A sweet.. (often as a term of address) A person who is much loved.. A fruit that is a crossbreed between a grapefruit and a pomelo, originating in Israel.. A sweetheart.

Words with the same origin as sweetie

Descendants of -ie
anyone auntie barbie birdie blondie bookie brownie cutie doggie girlie hottie junkie maggie movie one rookie someone un wan yan yen young youth youthful