dearies

deary

[deer-ee]
noun, plural dearies. Informal: Sometimes Facetious.
Also, dearie.


Origin:
1675–85; dear1 + -y2

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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
 
n

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