Definition of endearment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

endearment

 noun
noun
NAmE//ɪnˈdɪrmənt//
 
[countable, uncountable]
 
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a word or an expression that is used to show affection They were whispering endearments to each other. “Darling” is a term of endearment.
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