Abstaining from liquor; teetotal, at least temporarily: Monty didn’t drink, and Clifton James went on the wagon
[1904+; first attested as on the water cart in 1902]
noun sweetheart Word Origin perhaps corruption of potato Usage Note slang, often used with ‘sweet’ n. “sweetheart, pretty girl,” colloquial American English, 1921, perhaps a corruption of potato (c.f. sweet potato). Sweet patootie is recorded from 1919 as a generic exclamation. n,n phr [1921+; perhaps fr a play on sweet potato suggested by sweetheart and […]
[pat-uh s; Portuguese pah-too s] /ˈpæt əs; Portuguese ˈpɑ tʊs/ noun 1. La·go·a dos [luh-gaw-uh doo s] /ləˈgɔ ə dʊs/ (Show IPA) a lagoon on the Atlantic Coast in SE Brazil: Pôrto Alegre is on the lagoon. About 150 miles (240 km) long and 30 miles (48 km) wide. payment at time of service
1. variant of before a vowel.
[puh-tras, pa-truh s] /pəˈtræs, ˈpæ trəs/ noun 1. Greek Patrai [pah-tre] /ˈpɑ trɛ/ (Show IPA). a seaport in the Peloponnesus, in W Greece, on the Gulf of Patras. 2. Gulf of, an inlet of the Ionian Sea in the NW Peloponnesus, 10 miles (16 km) long; 25 miles (40 km) wide. /pəˈtræs; ˈpætrəs/ noun 1. […]