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term of endearment

n. A word, phrase, or nickname used as a term of address expressing affection.

Term of endearment

A term of endearment is a word or phrase used to address or describe a person, animal or inanimate object for which the speaker feels love or affection. Terms of endearment are used for a variety of reasons, such as parents addressing their children and lovers addressing each other.

Usage examples of "term of endearment".

The initials stand for 'Big Fucking Gun,' a term of endearment the soldiers coined for it.

According to one version, it was King Norodom Sihanouk, the dilettantish Cambodian leader, who first used the term Khmer Rouge, almost as a term of endearment.

She urged him to come back to her by every term of endearment, but he could not respond, not even to her loved voice.

I know you don't like me very much, so it's not supposed to be a term of endearment, but it's easier.

Azzie said, using a term of endearment common among demon parents.

The sound of the old term of endearment was starthng to Orion, but oddly comforting.