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[duhl-sin-ee-uh, duhl-suh-nee-uh] /dʌlˈsɪn i ə, ˌdʌl səˈni ə/

a ladylove; sweetheart.
a man’s sweetheart

“sweetheart,” 1748, from the name of Don Quixote’s mistress in Cervantes’ romance, the name a Spanish fem. derivative of Latin dulce “sweet.”


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