noun, plural dear·ies. Informal: Sometimes Facetious.
- dearborn, henry,
- death adder,
- death and taxes, certain as,
- death angel
Origin of deary
Examples from the Web for deary
I must go to sleep, then, deary, so that I may be quite rested and refreshed when he comes.Lavender and Old Lace|Myrtle Reed
When we see each other again, you will give me your portrait, won't you, deary?Baudelaire: His Prose and Poetry|Charles Baudelaire
"But I have thanked him, deary," said Aunt Alvirah, sweetly.Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures|Alice Emerson
“Well, deary—well, give me time,” laughed the cheery old voice.Judith Lynn|Annie Hamilton Donnell
"You're looking pale, deary," said Mrs. Taylor to her, a few days later.The Virginian|Owen Wister
also dearie, diminutive of dear with a notion of "dear one."