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sweetheart

noun
     
sweet‧heart [countable]
1 spoken a way of speaking to someone you love [= darling]:
Come here, sweetheart.
2 spoken an informal way of speaking to a woman you do not know, which some women find offensive
3

sweetheart deal

American English an agreement that is unfair because it gives an advantage to people who know each other well or to people who have a lot of influence:
Members of the council had arranged a sweetheart deal with CTS.
4 old-fashioned the person that you love:

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