1. (also confectionery) a pretty young girl [SE sweet].
|High Life in N.Y. II 152: ‘Make way for Jonathan Slick and his sweet!’ With that I [...] went down stairs heads up, and with the gal hanging on my arm.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 26 Sept. 9/3: [S]ome of his young ladies are ‘bits of jam.’ In thus describing their charms we are quoting from the Variety Entertainment. They were, furthermore, referred to as ‘tarts,’ but we won’t go so far as to call them ‘tarts.’ We will merely smack our little lips and apostrophise them as ‘sweets.’.|
|Sporting Times 29 May 1/5: He had been about in his time, and like the good King Solomon, and many another man [...] had partaken of wine and ‘confectionary’, not wisely, but largely.|
|Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era 17/2: Banbury (London, 1894). One of the more recent shapes of ‘jam’, ‘biscuit’, ‘cake’, ‘confectionery’, ‘tart’ — a loose woman.|
|Sporting Times 2 Jan. 1/3: On the gasworks he kept an intelligent eye, / And the other, the glad one, he saved / For a wink unofficial at any choice bit / Of confectionery he espied.‘The News’|
|Moods of Ginger Mick 79: ‘You tell my Rose,’ ’e writes, ‘she’s still the sweet.’.‘The Straight Griffin’ in|
|‘At A Cowboy Dance Song’ in Songs of the Cattle Trail 77: Balance all an’ swing yer sweets.|
|Fast One (1936) 83: Don’t say ‘ain’t,’ sweet.|
|Jive and Sl. n.p.: Sweet ... Girl.|
2. (UK Und.) tobacco.
|Dundee Courier 12 Feb. 7/5: Billy’s been home [...] after bringing three pokes, give stooks, and a roll of sweet (tobacco).|
3. (US black) money [play on sugar n.1 (1)].
|‘The Gin Done Done It’ [lyrics] Want to take my gal to a social dance, / But I didn’t have no sweet in my pants. / ‘Give me four dollars, take me in.’.|
4. (US black, also sweet boy, sweet one) a male homosexual [SE sweet].
|CUSS 207: Sweet (one) A homosexual.et al.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 74: stereotype effeminate homosexual [...] sweet boy (hetero sl).|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 161: Teenage males identify homosexuals [...] in ‘feminine’ terms: sissy, punk, sweet.|
5. (US black) an attractive heterosexual male [SE sweet].
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 198: There were also terms related to men and sex: [...] sweet (attractive male).|
6. (US drugs) a cigar hollowed out and filled with marijuana [abbr. swisher sweet].
|‘That’s Why I Carry’ [lyrics] Blowin’ sweets and lightin’ cigs up.|
|‘Life Is 2009’ [lyrics] Comin down blowin sweets and hurtin hoes on the ave.|
7. (Aus.) money paid to a police informer.
|Bad Debts (2012) [ebook] It didn’t count if you took an extra ten bucks for the drinks when you put in for sweet for your dogs.|
intoxicated by marijuana.
|‘3 in the Mornin’’ [lyrics] I’m chillin’ gettin’ sweeted.|
(US black) of a woman, to have sexual intercourse.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 150: Women, too, relate sex to the sweet-tasting with terms like to get some sweet [...] for sexual intercourse.|