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Darling vs. Nickname

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Darlingnoun

A person who is dear to one.

‘Mary, the youngest daughter, was always her mother's darling.’;

Nicknamenoun

A familiar, invented given name for a person or thing used instead of the actual name of the person or thing.

Darlingnoun

A kind or sweet person; sweetheart.

‘The girl next door picks up all my shopping for me. She is such a darling.’;

Nicknamenoun

A kind of byname that describes a person by a characteristic of that person.

Darlingnoun

An affectionate term of address.

‘Pass the wine, would you darling?’;

Nicknameverb

(transitive) To give a nickname to (a person or thing).

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Darlingnoun

(by extension) A person or thing very popular with a certain group.

‘a media darling’; ‘a darling of the theatre’;

Nicknamenoun

A name given in affectionate familiarity, sportive familiarity, contempt, or derision; a familiar or an opprobrious appellation; as, Nicholas's nickname is Nick.

Darlingadjective

Dear; cherished.

‘She is my darling wife of twenty-two years.’;

Nicknameverb

To give a nickname to; to call by a nickname.

‘You nickname virtue; vice you should have spoke.’; ‘I altogether disclaim what has been nicknamed the doctrine of finality.’;

Darlingadjective

charming

‘Well isn't that a darling little outfit she has on.’;

Nicknamenoun

a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name);

‘Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph’; ‘Henry's nickname was Slim’;

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Darlingnoun

One dearly beloved; a favorite.

‘And can do naught but wail her darling's loss.’;

Nicknamenoun

a descriptive name for a place or thing;

‘the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'’;

Darlingadjective

Dearly beloved; regarded with especial kindness and tenderness; favorite.

Nicknameverb

give a nickname to

Darlingnoun

a special loved one

Nickname

A nickname is a substitute for the proper name of a familiar person, place or thing. Commonly used to express affection, a form of endearment and sometimes amusement, it can also be used to express defamation of character, particularly by school bullies.

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Darlingnoun

an Australian river; tributary of the Murray River

Darlingadjective

dearly loved

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