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

 

dearest

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdɪərɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪrɪst//
 
 
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  • (old-fashioned) used when speaking to somebody you love Come (my) dearest, let’s go home.
  • Idioms
    your nearest and dearest
     
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    (informal) your close family and friends
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dearest