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2 noun
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sweet2 S2
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?

(my) sweet

old-fashioned used when speaking to someone you love:
Don't cry, my sweet.

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