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deary

or dear·ie

[ deer-ee ]
/ ˈdɪər i /
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noun, plural dear·ies.Informal: Sometimes Facetious.
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Origin of deary

First recorded in 1675–85; dear1 + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for deary

deary

dearie

/ (ˈdɪərɪ) /

noun
plural dearies informal a term of affection: now often sarcastic or facetious
deary me! or dearie me! an exclamation of surprise or dismay
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