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Deanery
Deanship
Dear
Dear John
Dear-bought
Dear-loved
DEAR; DEARLY
Dearborn
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Dearbought
Deare
Dearer
dearest
Dearling
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Dearly
dearly-won
Dearn
Dearness
Dearnly
Dearth
Dearticulate
Dearworth
deary
Deas
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dearie definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a special loved one [syn: darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (esp. as a form of address) usu. joc. or iron. my dear. Phrases and idioms: dearie me! int. expressing surprise, dismay, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dearie Dear"ie, n. Same as Deary. --Dickens.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Some people use dearie as a friendly way of addressing someone, or as a way of showing that they think they are superior. (BRIT INFORMAL) = dear N-VOC [feelings]



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