I. noun Date: 14th century 1. darling 2. one who is loved 3. a generally likable person 4. a remarkable one of its kind II. adjective Date: 1942 of or relating to an agreement between an employer and a labor union official arranged privately for their benefit usually at the expense of the workers <
a sweetheart contract
; broadly arranged in private for the benefit of a few at the expense of many <
a sweetheart deal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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