1 [countable] British EnglishDFF
a small piece of sweet food made of sugar or chocolate [= candy American English]
Eating sweets is bad for your teeth.
a sweet shop
a packet of boiled sweets (=hard sweets that taste of fruit)
2 [uncountable and countable] British EnglishDFF
sweet food served after the meat and vegetables part of a meal [= dessert]:
Would you like a sweet, or some cheese and biscuits?
used when speaking to someone you love:
Don't cry, my sweet.