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deary

[deer-ee] /ˈdɪər i/
noun, plural dearies. Informal: Sometimes Facetious.
1.
Also, dearie.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; dear1 + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for dearies

deary

/ˈdɪərɪ/
noun
1.
(informal) (pl) dearies. a term of affection: now often sarcastic or facetious
2.
deary me!, dearie me!, an exclamation of surprise or dismay
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deary

n.

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

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