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