Definition of darling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdɑːlɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːrlɪŋ//
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  1. 1(informal) a way of addressing somebody that you love What's the matter, darling? I love you too, my darling.
  2. 2a person who is very friendly and kind You are a darling, Hugo. See related entries: Kind
  3. 3the darling of somebody/something a person who is especially liked and very popular She is the darling of the newspapers and can do no wrong.
  4. Word OriginOld English dēorling (see dear, -ling).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: darling