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ladykin

[ley-dee-kin] /ˈleɪ di kɪn/
noun
1.
(often used as a term of endearment) a little lady.
Origin of ladykin
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; lady + -kin
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  • A diminutive form of this was by our ladykin which was contracted into by our lakin.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8 Charles H. Sylvester
  • ladykin chose green and blue and pink and red and yellow, also purple.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • He was always telling ladykin that she smelled of raspberry jam.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • Oh, ladykin, wouldn't you, couldn't you please say something curly?

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • There were times, you think, when ladykin wished that her Mother was a sea-gull.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • In all the town, in all the directory, in all the telephone books, you and ladykin could not find a single person named Clarice.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • ladykin, it seems, knew always what had happened to him, but she never dreamed of telling you till you were old enough to bear it.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • To ladykin, Truth out of season was sourer than strawberries at Christmas time.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • ladykin declared that she wasn't afraid of anything in the world except of Being Homely.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • There on the beach in a scoopy hollow of sand backed up against the old gray rock were Sam and ladykin.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

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