from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Chiefly British Overly precious or nice.
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- adj. Overly quaint, dainty, cute or nice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as étui. Planché, p. 183.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. affectedly dainty or refined
Alteration of tweet, baby-talk alteration of sweet.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a childish pronunciation of sweet. The Oxford English Dictionary records the first use in 1905 in Punch. (Wiktionary)