In the South, where I come from, "girl" is a term of endearment.
“It is not a term of endearment to them,” says Apfelbaum in his letter.
Bae,” for example, is a term of endearment that is either short for “baby” or an acronym for “before anyone else.
Terms of endearment got made because Polly Platt was so persistent.
“The thing that pops into my head is the Shirley MacLaine quote from Terms of endearment,” said Emmerich.
A mother's term of endearment to her child is "My bird—my young one," and sometimes playfully "My old man."
He was irresistibly impelled to address her with words of endearment.
Magraw, a Gaelic term of endearment, often heard on the baseball fields of Donnybrook.
She became an innocent siren, studying ways of bewitchment, of endearment.
Another variety of lover's extravagance is the lavishing of terms of endearment, as we find in Cas.