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1. informal a term of affection: now often sarcastic or facetious
2. deary me! dearie me! an exclamation of surprise or dismay
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|Noun||1.||deary - a special loved one |
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
chosen - one who is the object of choice; who is given preference; "she was Mama's chosen"
macushla - (an Irish term of address expressing affection) darling
mollycoddle - a pampered darling; an effeminate man
teacher's pet - the teacher's favorite student
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