Dearie
Dearie \Dear"ie\, n. Same as {Deary}. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

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  • dearie — or deary [dir′ē] n. pl. dearies Informal dear; darling: now often ironic or humorous * * * …   Universalium

  • dearie — or deary [dir′ē] n. pl. dearies Informal dear; darling: now often ironic or humorous …   English World dictionary

  • Dearie — Marguerite Blossom Dearie (* 28. April 1926 in East Durham, New York; † 7. Februar 2009 in Greenwich Village, New York City) war eine US amerikanische Jazzsängerin. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und Wirken 2 Diskographische Hinweise (Auswahl) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dearie — n. (esp. as a form of address) usu. joc. or iron. my dear. Phrases and idioms: dearie me! int. expressing surprise, dismay, etc. * * * dearie f32 [dearie dearies] [ˈdɪəri] [ˈdɪri] noun (old fashion …   Useful english dictionary

  • dearie — UK [ˈdɪərɪ] / US [ˈdɪrɪ] noun [countable] Word forms dearie : singular dearie plural dearies informal old fashioned used for talking to someone you love or like, or for talking in a friendly way to someone whose name you do not know Do you need… …   English dictionary

  • Dearie — For other uses, see Dearie (disambiguation). Dearie is a popular song. The music was written by David Mann; the lyrics, by Bob Hilliard. The song was published in 1950. The song is about reminiscences, and often sung as a duet. When done as a… …   Wikipedia

  • dearie —    A diminutive of ‘dear’ which is meant to be friendly but sometimes sounds condescending. It appears to be used especially by older women, as in Edna Ferber’s Showboat and Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind, where younger women are… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • dearie — dear|ie deary [ˈdıəri US ˈdır ] n spoken informal 1.) used when speaking to someone you love 2.) dearie me old fashioned used when you are surprised or sad about something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dearie — dear|ie [ dıri ] noun count INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED used for talking to someone you love or like or for talking in a friendly way to someone whose name you do not know: Do you need any help, dearie? …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dearie — [[t]dɪ͟əri[/t]] N VOC (feelings) 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] Syn: dear …   English dictionary

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