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[sher; English shair] /ʃɛr; English ʃɛər/
adjective, French.
dear; beloved: used in referring to or addressing a man or boy.


[shair; French sher] /ʃɛər; French ʃɛr/
a river in central France, flowing NW to the Loire River. 220 miles (355 km) long.
a department in central France. 2820 sq. mi. (7305 sq. km).
Capital: Bourges.
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Do let me hear, by first post, how cher petit Monsieur comes on with his small-pox.

  • You shall have them, not that you 'll need them long, mon cher.

    That Boy Of Norcott's Charles James Lever
  • "Let's have a light, mon cher," said the other, half coaxingly.

    Confessions Of Con Cregan Charles James Lever
  • Add facts like these: in the cher, Representative Vignier is arrested.

    Napoleon the Little Victor Hugo
  • "Very pleased, mon cher," she then said, holding out her hand to Nicholas.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for cher


/French ʃɛr/
a department of central France, in E Centre region. Capital: Bourges. Pop: 312 277 (2003 est). Area: 7304 sq km (2849 sq miles)
a river in central France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing northwest to the Loire. Length: 354 km (220 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for cher


U.S. pop performer, born Cherilyn Sarkisian (1946). As a given name for girls in U.S., it hit a bump of popularity 1972-73 around the time she starred in a popular TV variety show.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for cher



Personable; attractive: He's a real cher cat

[1960s+ Teenagers; fr French ''dear'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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