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Noun: dearie  deer-ee
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. A special loved one
    - darling, favorite [US], favourite [Brit, Cdn], pet, deary [informal], ducky [informal], jo [UK, archaic, dialect], acushla [Ireland], duckie [informal], honeybunch [informal], honeybun [N. Amer, informal]
  2. A friendly form of address
    - luv [Brit, informal], love [Brit, informal], lovey [Brit, informal], ducky [Brit, informal], pet [Brit, informal]

Type of: lover

Encyclopedia: Dearie, John