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sweetheart

[cf. Atlantic sweetheart life living together unmarried DJE, KED; cf. OED sweetheart one who is loved illicitly obs. → 1796 and Twi ye-ye adofo (lit. we-are sweet) We are lovers (K. Aboagye p.c.)] n. common-law wife: 1963 "I kiss my wife and she bit me." "Dot ain' his wife. Dot was his sweetheart"(Cottman 238). (Black)

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Last update: 2011-10-31 19:46
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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