De aries


noun, plural dearies. Informal: Sometimes Facetious.
Also, dearie.

1675–85; dear1 + -y2 Unabridged
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deary or dearie (ˈdɪərɪ)
n , dearies
1.  informal a term of affection: now often sarcastic or facetious
2.  deary me!, dearie me! an exclamation of surprise or dismay
dearie or dearie

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Word Origin & History

also dearie, dim. of dear with a notion of "dear one."
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