Origin of deary
Related Words for deariesweetheart, nectar, sweet, dear, darling, flattery, deary, dearie, alveolus, baby, honey, treasure, love, angel, pet, lamb, sugar, truelove, girlfriend, beloved
Examples from the Web for dearie
Historical Examples of dearie
"Well, dearie, you seem to be feeling pretty good," he said.Alice Adams
It would be better, dearie, to give up your expedition at once.
"There—there, dearie," Mrs. Morton whispered in a soothing voice.The Film of Fear
"Go with Mrs. Todd, dearie," Martha directed as she had always done.Phyllis
She began: "'Ave you got to sit there the 'ole of the afternoon, dearie?"
- plural dearies informal a term of affection: now often sarcastic or facetious
- deary me! or dearie me! an exclamation of surprise or dismay
also dearie, diminutive of dear with a notion of "dear one."