noun, plural dear·ies.Informal: Sometimes Facetious.
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Example sentences from the Web for deary
Im not after understandin your words exactly, dearie, but the meanins clear an its right yez are.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
Now, dhry yer eyes, dearie, an' thry to be cheerful like 'fore the girls be comin' home.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
"Tell me your dreams, dearie," replied the maid taking the little hand and holding it gently in both her own.They Looked and Loved|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
"It is too soon to despair, dearie," said Aunt Zélie, as Bess looked ready to cry.The Story of the Big Front Door|Mary Finley Leonard
You've always your old father, you know—haven't you, dearie?Mary Gray|Katharine Tynan