Either way, darling has a boyfriend who plays in the hardcore punk band Sunday League.
Take Joni Ernst, a GOP darling now favored to be the next senator from Iowa.
But her iconic turn in Clueless sent the MTV darling into the stratosphere.
One day he called me into his office and said, “Sit down, darling.”
Practice, darling, practice, practice, practice ... Why else the two sets of dishes?
Oh, if any harm should befall her beautiful, darling Flossy!
She said, 'Do what you like, darling, but don't worry me about it!'
I love you too well to respect you, darling, replied Jasper.
He, once the heir to such fortunes, the darling of such affections!
darling, you're too tired—see, you can hold his hand across my shoulder.
Old English deorling "darling, favorite minion," double diminutive of deor "dear" (see dear (adj.)). The vowel shift from -e- to -a- (16c.) is usual for -er- followed by a consonant. "It is better to be An olde mans derlyng, than a yong mans werlyng" (1562).
Ps. 22:20; 35:17) means an "only one."