deary

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɪərɪ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(dērē)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dear•y  (dērē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  dear•ies.  Informal (sometimes facetious) .
  1. Sex and Gender, Sex and Genderdarling.
Also,  dearie. 
  • dear1 + -y2 1675–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
deary, dearie /ˈdɪərɪ/ n
  1. ( pl dearies) informal a term of affection: now often sarcastic or facetious
  2. deary me!, dearie me!an exclamation of surprise or dismay
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